Bures

 
 

A large village on the Essex border: the Suffolk side is known as Bures St Mary.  St Stephen’s chapel is rather hidden.  The monuments of the de Vere family (Earls of Oxford) were moved here from Colne Priory at Earls Colne in Essex.


Pevsner describes Bevills as a “spectacular house” which it is.  As far as I could see from a family chart in St Stephen’s it is still in the hands of the same family as when it was built (c1500).  Pevsner notes much restoration in 1910 - 20 including the brick ends of the long west front, the timber-framed gables and the porch.  The gardens at Bevills are occasionally open as part of the national gardens scheme.


There are many fun figures on the carved bressumer of the Maltings.


Each July there is a music festival including Jazz by the Stour.


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Pictures of buildings mentioned in the “Suffolk” volume of “The Buildings of England” series by Sir Nikolaus Pevsner.  Tudor Georgian