“BURES (MOUNT), a parish in the Colchester division
of the hundred of LEXDEN, county of ESSEX, 6
miles (E. by N.) from Halstead, containing 260 inhabitants.
The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of
Colchester, and diocese of London, rated in the king's
books at £13. 6. 8., and in the patronage of the Rev.
John Brett. The church is dedicated to St. John. The
river Stour is -navigable on the north-eastern side of
this parish, which probably takes it's distinguishing
name from an artificial mount, about eighty feet in perpendicular
height, covering nearly an acre and a half of
ground; concerning its origin both history and tradition
[From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]