Bures, England

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Bures
Bures is located in Suffolk
Bures
Bures
Bures shown within Suffolk
OS grid reference TL910344
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BURES
Postcode district CO8
Dialling code 01787
Police Suffolk
Fire Suffolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
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UK
England
Suffolk
51°58′32″N 0°46′51″E / 51.9755°N 0.7808°E / 51.9755; 0.7808Coordinates: 51°58′32″N 0°46′51″E / 51.9755°N 0.7808°E / 51.9755; 0.7808

Bures /ˈbjuːərz/ is a village in eastern England. Because of its location straddling the Essex/Suffolk border, it is divided into two civil parishes: Bures Hamlet in Essex and Bures St. Mary in Suffolk. The village is thus served by two county councils, three district councils (Colchester, Braintree, and Babergh), two Members of Parliament and two Education Authorities (Essex and Suffolk).

The parishes lie on opposite sides of the River Stour, which is the county boundary between Essex and Suffolk. The entire village, however, is generally called Bures.

There are eight bells that hang the church of St Mary the Virgin, with the largest weighing 21 cwt.[1] They were augmented from six to eight bells in 1951 by Gillett and Johnston of Croydon.[2]

Bures United is the local football team.

Bures is served by a railway station on the Gainsborough Line, seen here in 1966.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bures, St Mary the Virgin". Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers. 2008. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Bures, St Mary the Virgin". The Suffolk Guild of Ringers. 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 

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