Mount Bures "Motte"
was built around 1067 or 1068. The Mound is
a Scheduled Ancient Monument
this web site will no longer be updated regularly
Sadly, all of my contacts in the village have now passed away.
If you have any items of interest then please use the Contact
Currently 143 web pages online
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.
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 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. Hedingham Coaches
you free on a Thursday ?
why not drop into St Johns Church between
10.00 and 12.00 to join our Coffee Morning.
Coffee, tea and home made cakes
Telephone 01787 228437 for further information
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
is a unique piece of research, about the USAAF who were
located in Bures Hamlet and the surrounding area during
Their HQ was Butlers Farm to the west of Mount Bures.
This publication took me 15 years to collate all the information,
as no official records were ever documented.
2nd edition with 20 additional pages.
Published September 1st 2020
- 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.