Bures, Essex

Historical Description

Bures, a township in the Essex part of Bures-St-Mary parish, which is for the most part in Suffolk, lies on the river Stour, with a station on the G.E.R., 5 miles SSE from Sudbury. Colchester is the post town; money order and telegraph office, Bures-St-Mary. Acreage, 1846; population, 500. Mailing and brickmaking are carried on.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Essex
Ecclesiastical parish Bures St. Mary
Hundred Babergh
Poor Law union Sudbury

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

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