Bures "Motte" was built around 1067 or 1068. The Mound is
a Scheduled Ancient Monument
web site has now been downloaded into the British Library Archives,
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the National Library of Wales; Bodleian Libraries, Oxford; University
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of Mount Bures takes its name from the "Mount"
or "Mound" which stands at the centre of the village
and "bur" which means building or dwelling.
The village resides in Essex, the River Stour to the North
and Wakes Colne to the south.
was previously called "Bures St John, Little Bures
or Bures Sackville" to distinguish it from Bures Hamlet
and Bures St Mary.
Today Mount Bures is its adopted name.
The railway opened in 1848 and runs through the centre of
The nearest rail station is located at Bures Hamlet
it or Lose it
New Community Bus Service
Omnibuses Service 83/A from Bures, Bridge Street via Mount Bures
and Wakes Colne to Colchester daily.
Now starting from Bures Church.
Monday to Saturday. Download timetable
you free on a Thursday ?
why not drop into the Village Hall between
10.00 and 12.00 to join our Coffee Morning.
Coffee, tea and home made cakes
Telephone 01787 228437 for further information
View the photographs taken inside the Church
and other activities in the village. Link
Bures Church has now launched it own sensational web site.
The Church is an integral part of the Community and has
so much to offer.
There is of course the traditional Sunday morning service,
but we also provide for Christenings, Weddings and Funerals.
Please take the time to visit the site
For a full list of
the webpages then use the Site map button on the top tool bar.
am constantly seeking out new information which I can publish
on this site. If you have factual material which you think would
be of interest to others in the village,
then please let me know via the Contact button above
Currently 237, web pages ( those
including photograph album pages) online.