Kersey, Suffolk

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Kersey ford
Kersey is located in Suffolk
Kersey shown within Suffolk
Population 359 (2011)
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town IPSWICH
Postcode district IP7 6
EU Parliament East of England
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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 a 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 The cloth was presumably originally made there, but later in many other places too.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 village is about 350, measured at 359 at the 2011 Census.[2]

Traditional cottages in Kersey
River House, gateway built 1490

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  1. ^ "Home". GB: Retrieved 2014-05-16. 
  2. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 13 September 2015. 

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