Bures  Essex


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.

Bures through time

Bures is now part of Braintree district. Click here for graphs and data of how Braintree has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Bures itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bures, in Braintree and Essex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 25th April 2018

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