Kersey is a small village in Suffolk, though one which made a great impact on the local economy in the Middle Ages.
The village stands across a stream which is a tributary of the River Brett (which it joins half a mile downstream) and the main street of Kersey has a ford across the stream.
The fame of the village is that a coarse woollen cloth called kersey takes its name from this village; it is believed that this cloth originated here before being imitated across the kingdom.
The parish contains the village of Kersey itself and satellite hamlets, namely:
- Kersey Tye
- Kersey Upland
- Wicker Street Green and
- William's Green
The parish church is St Mary's. The village also contains a primary school.
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