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Where are we ?

The 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.

Mount 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 village
The nearest rail station is located at Bures Hamlet

Parish Council News:-

From September 1st, the Parish Council pages will no longer be updated.
This information is in the process of being transferred to their own dedicated web site.
Use the Link below:-

Link to new web site








Recent Additions

NEW:Mount Bures Football Team

Colchester Archaeological Group New Publication on Local History

NEW:- Iron Age Relics

Cant Family updates

NEW:Newman Family History
NEWQuoits at the Thatchers
NEW Sawyer Family Tree

Ida McMaster

Sadly we have to report that Ida died peacefully on November 14th 2014, aged 96
Ida was the author of the book "Mount Bures its Lands and its People", and also a founder member of this web site.
Ida provided a wealth of material in order for the web site to be launched. She then continued to be a very active supporter, answering any enquiries relating to Mount Bures until her failing health shortly before she died
LINK:- Ida`s Memorial service

# Festival of Flowers 2016

View the Photographs taken inside the church and the Open Gardens


Photographs of Olives Garden and Yorklettes Cottage

Use it or Lose it
New Communuity Bus Service

Hedingham Omnibuses Service 83/A from Bures, Bridge Street via Mount Bures and Wakes Colne to Colchester daily,
Monday to Saturday.
Download timetabl


St Johns Church and The Mount

The Rev John Chandler,
Priest at Mount Bures Church


NEW Proposed Level Crossing Closures affecting Mount Bures

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