Bures Mount, Essex

Historical Description

Bures-Mount, a parish in Essex, on the river Stour, 1 mile S from Bures station on the G.E.R., and 6 miles S by E of Sudbury. Post town, Colchester; money order and telegraph office, Bures-St-Mary. Acreage, 1293 ; population of the civil parish, 252 ; of the ecclesiastical, 246. An ancient artificial mound here, about 80 feet high, and of unknown origin, has a base of nearly 1 ½ acre. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; net yearly value, £270 with residence. The church is an ancient structure of brick and stone in the Norman style. It was restored in 1875. There is also a Baptist chapel. By a Local Government Order issued in 1884, certain detached parts of Bures in the Sudhury union were united with this parish.

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


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Ancient County Essex
Ecclesiastical parish Mount Bures St. John
Hundred Lexden
Poor Law union Lexden and Winstree

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