Mount Bures

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Where are we ?

The parish 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.

Mount Bures 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 village
The nearest rail station is located at Bures Hamlet

Ida McMaster

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 web site.
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


Recent Additions

NEW:Mount Bures Football Team

Colchester Archaeological Group New Publication on Local History

NEW:- Iron Age Relics

Cant Family updates

NEW:Newman Family History
NEWQuoits at the Thatchers

# NEW Festival of Flowers 2016

Come and spend some time in the gentle countryside of the Essex/Suffolk border with beautiful views across the valley. Admire the old church and visit the historic Mount.

Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June 2016, 10am - 4pm

Back by popular demand: The unique Mount Bures FAIRGROUND ORGAN.

New for this year: FUN DOG SHOW (Sunday)

Barbeque and fun activities for children in the Thatchers Pub

Scrumptious cakes, and homemade refreshments in the village hall

with book stall, name the teddy, bric a brac and raffle.

Includes open gardens, plant stall and opportunity to buy speciality items

Culminates in our very own “Sermon on the Mount” from 4.30 on Sunday evening followed by a Songs of Praise service at 5pm.

Tel: Jan Hughes 01787 227649

Use it or Lose it
New Communuity Bus Service

Hedingham Omnibuses Service 83/A from Bures, Bridge Street via Mount Bures and Wakes Colne to Colchester daily,
Monday to Saturday.
Download timetabl


St Johns Church and The Mount

The Rev John Chandler,
Priest at Mount Bures Church



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