Mount 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,
which also includes the National Library of Scotland;
the National Library of Wales; Bodleian Libraries, Oxford; University
Library, Cambridge; and the Library of Trinity College, Dublin Link
Currently 166 web pages online
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
be subject to alterations due to Covid -19 outbreak
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
Temporarily suspended due to Covid-19 outbreak
St Johns Church
for the foreseeable future the Church is closed,
due to the Covid-19 outbreak
John Cowlin aged 87,
sadly passed away on February 27th.
John had worked tirelessly in the Community and St Johns
Church, since moving to Mount Bures in 1944.
John and Sheila had been
involved with St Johns Flower Festival since it`s conception
In 2018, the Rev Chandler
nominated John in a National Competition in recognition
of his services to the Community. Additional
Funeral service is at
Mount Bures Parish Church on Wednesday 24th March 2021
at 1:30 pm
- 1933 -2020
Sadly Sheila passed away after a long illness
on 22nd July 2020.
Sheila was lifelong member of St Johns Church.
She will be sorely missed
in decorating the Church each year for the
Festival of Flowers.
service was held at
St Johns Church on August 24th 2020
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.