Genuine 16th century and later homes in Bures with great overhangs and modest eaves.
|Population||1,433 avs to Built-up Area in 2011|
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|Ambulance||East of England|
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The place is bisected by the River Stour, the county boundary from end of its estuary to near its source. The village is most often referred to collectively, as Bures. On respective banks are two civil parishes: Bures Hamlet in Essex and Bures St. Mary in Suffolk. Each differ in county councils of those names and in district councils, in the second tier of local government, (Braintree, and Babergh). The village presents a post town and its pre-1996 (obsolete) Postal County was Suffolk.
Landmarks and amenities
On the left bank is the medieval-core church of St Mary the Virgin housing eight bells with the largest weighing 21 cwt. They were augmented from six to eight bells in 1951 by Gillett and Johnston of Croydon. In terms of the ecclesiastical parish, and thus history before the invention of civil parishes in the 1870s there is no division, save as to county; all falls into Bures St Mary, which extends to a similar distance on each side of the river.
It is served by Bures railway station.
Bures United F.C. is a football team with several sides.
- "Bures, St Mary the Virgin". Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers. 2008. Retrieved 6 January 2016.
- "Bures, St Mary the Virgin". The Suffolk Guild of Ringers. 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2016.
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