WIN a wonderful watercolour of Bures village centre
PUBLISHED: 10:35 19 June 2018 | UPDATED: 10:35 19 June 2018
James Merriott continues his watercolour tour of the county with a visit to the River Stour and the Essex landscape that borders Suffolk. Once again you can win one of his fantastic original works
I have always adored Bures, not least because of the magnificence of the River Stour. Of course, this is a part of the country that has famously inspired many landscape artists, including some of the most talented and highly-regarded that our nation has ever produced.
Most notable of these is John Constable and it is he who gives this area it’s acquired title of Constable Country.
The village straddles the river with Bures St Mary in Suffolk and Bures Hamlet in Essex. Additionally, approximately half a mile or so from the river lies the beautiful Mount Bures in Essex.
On the Suffolk side and essential to be included in this feature is the unique Chapel of St Stephen located in glorious countryside. From the churchyard the amazing artwork of a dragon can be seen beautifully cut into a distant hillside.
Mount Bures was a wonderful new find for me. A lovely part of my day was having to stop at the level crossing in the village, allowing a train to pass as it stopped at Bures before going on to Sudbury.
I should also add that one of my idols, American airman John T Appleby (1907-1974), in his delightful book Suffolk Summer written in 1945, described Bures, more than 70 years ago, exactly as it can be seen today. It’s nice to know some parts of our countryside haven’t changed.
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You can contact James at Cottage Corner Art, 9 Byron Road, Hutton, Brentwood CM13 2RU. Call 01277 210728 or visit www.cottagecornerart.co.uk