Welcome to Bures-online.co.uk
Serving the Communities of
Bures Hamlet and Bures St Mary

Home of the Bures Dragon

Now in its 22nd year

This web site has now been downloaded into the British Library Archives, which also includes the National Library of Scotland;
the National Library of Wales; Bodleian Libraries, Oxford; University Library, Cambridge; and the Library of Trinity College, Dublin

Also used as a research tool into rural life by Essex Uni, Liverpool Uni, Manchester Uni and University of East Anglia.
Currently 511 web pages online

Visit the Site Map for a comprehensive list of available topics.

I suggest you check the "Latest Updates" page regularly, to see what additions have been made

Sitemap button
Message BoardForum
Link to www.mount-bures.co.uk
link to www.bures.org.uk
Contact us Button


Partner sites to


Bures military web site

Autobiography of Dr Thomas Wood
& Mrs St Osyth Wood

No longer updated
Due to close 01.01.24


Hugh Turners Collection of Walks around Bures
Published January 2021

Thirteen different walks and Cycle trails to download.


Circular walks around Bures

Seven Circular walks to
enjoy around Bures

Free Download


Last Web Page Update
November 25, 2023 -->


The scourge of Pylons in an AONB
Taken along the Bures to Assington road








July 2023 the land between the River Stour and the
Colchester Rd was sold at Auction

Seeing this land flooded during Storm Babet in Oct 23, must surely put an end the speculation of more housing.

October 2023 with Storm Ciaran the flooding was far worse

Located opposite St Mary`s Church
Lots of Opening dates being published on Social Media, but these are all ficticious
Work is running behind schedule, because of delays with tradesmen.

Temp web site until more details and photographs become available

A collection of historical and local information on the two parishes of Bures St Mary and Bures Hamlet from the late 1800`s to 2021
Within the three parishes of Bures St Mary, Bures Hamlet and Mount Bures, there are 116 Listed Buildings.

I hope you enjoy your visit, its aim is to view a selection of the finest buildings and structures of historic interest within the two parishes.
Hopefully this site will enlighten those, especially new to the village who may never have heard of the Tannery, Maltings, Cheese Factory, Gas Works, Workhouse, Victory Hall etc

"Any fool can make history, but it takes a genius to write it":-
Oscar Wilde

Have any questions to ask, especially about lost relatives
Why not use the online message board ?
Live Message Board

We currently have 211 registered members.
Since its launch they have
posted 484 answers to 153 different topics.
Take this opportunity to have a look, and see if it`s of any help.


Bures-online has been featured in the
Halstead Gazette,

East Anglian Daily Times,
Suffolk Free Press,
Sudbury Mercury and many
other local magazines.

Photographs supplied to
BBC Look East and ITV Anglia

Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Essex Wildlife Trust



Listen to a podcast of a journey from Marks Tey to Sudbury























Boating on the river Stour
Bures millennium bridge
River Stour
Millennium Bridge
Bures Mill
Web Site Facts
Since the launch of the web site in 2001, we have archived over 8,500 scanned documents
The photographic archive currently holds over 5,000 jpg and tiff images of local interest and related search material.
Emails received congratulating the web site on its contents, emanated from Honolulu, Thailand and Oregon, USA
If you exclude the photo album pages, there are currently 526 (html) web pages to access on this site
The average visitor numbers (not hits) to this web site in 2022 averaged 800 per month.
This is a Community Web Site, run by the community for the enjoyment of those who visit the site.
The information has been sourced from literally hundreds of people who have taken the time to submit their memories
and wish to record village life for others to enjoy reading.
If you have factual material (or amendments) which you think would be of interest to other viewers, then please let us know.
We are indebted to all those in the village who have supplied information. Credits are given where appropriate on the individual pages.
If you enter this site you have deemed to have read the terms and conditions concerning copyright. 2001-present see legal notice