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
Parish Council News:-
From September 1st, the Parish Council pages will
no longer be updated.
This information is in the process of being transferred to their
own dedicated web site.
Use the Link below:-
Sadly we have to report that Ida died peacefully on November
14th 2014, aged 96
Ida was the author of the book "Mount Bures its Lands
and its People", and also a founder member of this
Ida provided a wealth of material in order for the web site
to be launched. She then continued to be a very active supporter,
answering any enquiries relating to Mount Bures until her
failing health shortly before she died LINK:- Ida`s Memorial service
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 160, web pages ( those
including photographs) online.