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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 The cloth was presumably originally made there, but later in many other places too.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.
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
Other names by which Kersey, Suffolk has been known in the past
Kersey, Suffolk in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Kersey, par. and vil., Suffolk, 2½ miles NW. of Hadleigh, 1510 ac., pop. 495; P.O.
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