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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 1½ 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 & Wales, 1894-5


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

Ancient CountyEssex 
Ecclesiastical parishMount Bures St. John 
Poor Law unionLexden and Winstree 

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