Mount Bures

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Mount Bures
St. John's church, Mount Bures, Essex - geograph.org.uk - 131475.jpg
St. John's church, Mount Bures
Mount Bures is located in Essex
Mount Bures
Mount Bures
Mount Bures shown within Essex
Population 249 (2011)[1]
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Colchester
Postcode district CO6
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
UK
England
Essex
51°57′00″N 0°46′01″E / 51.95°N 0.767°E / 51.95; 0.767Coordinates: 51°57′00″N 0°46′01″E / 51.95°N 0.767°E / 51.95; 0.767

Mount Bures is a small village in England on the Essex and Suffolk borders. It takes its name from the mount or motte believed to have been built shortly after the invasion by William the Conqueror in 1066.

The Gainsborough railway line that runs through the village is believed to have been opened in 1848. A few miles down the line from Mount Bures is the Chappel Viaduct. The Thatchers Arms in Mount Bures was thought to have become a brewhouse or public house to quench the thirst of the navvies working on the railway line and the viaduct in the late 1840s.

A bunker from the Colchester Stop Line, a series of bunkers built during World War II, can be found at Mount Bures.

Sergeants Orchard is a nature reserve managed by the Essex Wildlife Trust south of the village.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 29 September 2015. 

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