Bures St Mary is an Ancient Parish partly in Essex and partly in Suffolk.
Alternative names: Bures Hamlet, Bures
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1538
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1564
- Mount Bures
- Bures St Mary, Suffolk
- White Colne
- Wakes Colne
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
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.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
The following records are available free online.
Land and property
- County: Essex
- Civil Registration District: Sudbury
- Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Sudbury
- Diocese: Post-1836 - Ely, Pre-1837 - Norwich
- Rural Deanery: Sudbury
- Poor Law Union: Sudbury
- Hundred: Hinckford
- Province: Canterbury