Kersey, Suffolk

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Kersey ford
Kersey is located in Suffolk
Location within Suffolk
Population359 (2011)
Civil parish
  • Kersey
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townIPSWICH
Postcode districtIP7
UK Parliament
List of places
52°03′00″N 0°55′01″E / 52.05°N 0.917°E / 52.05; 0.917Coordinates: 52°03′00″N 0°55′01″E / 52.05°N 0.917°E / 52.05; 0.917

Kersey is a village and civil parish in the Babergh district in Suffolk, in the east of England. The main street has a ford across a stream. Its principal claim to fame is that a coarse woollen cloth called Kersey cloth takes its name from it. The cloth was presumably originally made there, but later in many other places too.

The parish contains the village of Kersey and the hamlets of Kersey Tye, Kersey Upland, Wicker Street Green and William's Green.[1] Kersey's church is St Mary's, and the village also contains a primary school.

The population of the parish at the 2011 Census was 359.[2]

The village is known for its picturesque main street with medieval timber-framed houses[3] and a ford of a tributary of the River Brett known locally as "The Splash".[4][5]

The village has been used as a filming location including for Lovejoy,[6] and the advert launching the Austin Metro.[7]

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Traditional cottages in Kersey
River House, gateway built 1490

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  1. ^ "Home". GB: Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Kersey - Nomis - Official Labour Market Statistics". Retrieved 10 December 2020.
  3. ^ Barnett, Sophie (21 September 2020). "Seven of Suffolk's prettiest villages you should visit". East Anglian Daily Times. Retrieved 10 December 2020.
  4. ^ "Suffolk council refuses 'dangerous' ford warning sign". BBC News. 22 August 2012. Retrieved 10 December 2020.
  5. ^ "BeenThere-DoneThat: The village of Kersey, Suffolk". Retrieved 10 December 2020.
  6. ^ Reynolds, David (10 January 1986), The Firefly Cage (Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery), Ian McShane, Phyllis Logan, Dudley Sutton, Malcolm Tierney, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Witzend Productions, Tamariska Productions, retrieved 10 December 2020
  7. ^ "THE METRO FILM". PADDY CARPENTER. Retrieved 10 December 2020.

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