In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bures like this:
BURES-ST MARY, a parish in the district of Sudbury and counties of Essex and Suffolk; on the river Stour and on the Sudbury railway, at Bures station, 5 miles SSE of Sudbury. It contains the hamlet of Bures, which has a post office under Colchester. Acres, 4,131. Real property, £9,201. Pop., 1,659. ...
Houses, 369. The property is much subdivided. Edmund, king of East Anglia, is said to have been crowned here. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £273 Patron, O. Hanbury, Esq. The church is ancient, and was restored in 1865. There are a Baptist chapel, a national school, and charities £10.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bures, in Braintree and Essex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th March 2017
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