English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

Mount Bures

Major Settlement in the Parish of Mount Bures

Historical Forms

  • Bura, Burā 1086 DB
  • Bures 1198 Colch
  • Bures Magna 1228 FF
  • Bures Parva 1274 Ipm
  • Bures atte Munte 1328 Banco
  • Bures atte Monte 1359 BM
  • Bures at Mount 1368 IpmR
  • Bures ad Montem 1428 FA
  • Burrys ad Montem 1412 FA


'Dwellings,' v. bur . atte Monte because “near the church here is an artificial Mount cast up to a considerable height” (M ii, 224). Sometimes known as Buers Sancti Johannis from the dedication of the church. This and other additions are made to distinguish this from Bures St Mary (Sf) on the opposite bank of the Stour (M ii, 224). See also Bures infra 420.