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Mount Bures, Essex

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Mount Bures, Essex

Mount Bures is a small village 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 opened in 1848. A few miles down the line from Mount Bures is the Chappel Viaduct.
Administrative CountyEssex
Traditional CountyEssex
OS GridTL9032
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityEssex

Other names by which Mount Bures, Essex has been known in the past

Bures Mount

Mount Bures, Essex in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Mount Bures, par. and vil., Essex, on river Stour, 6 miles SE. of Sudbury, 1425 ac., pop. 276; an ancient artificial mound is here.

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