Kersey Village Ford
Kersey is a picturesque village in the heart of
Suffolk with old buildings dating from all periods. It is not far from the area
known as Constable Country, so named after the famous painter John Constable of
|The Ford or 'splash' as it's known locally, is in the centre of the village and is
where the River Brett passes through the village. The village dates back to
medieval times and 'The Street', the name of the main road through the village is a lot wider than the roads you use to get into the
village. For vehicles it is necessary to
drive through the Ford, but I would imagine it does not get very deep at any point
throughout the year. However for pedestrians there is a small bridge to allow
them to cross.
As you approach the village you will see the
14th century parish church tower at the top of the hill. When you turn down the road into
the village centre, down Church Hill, you pass the pretty church and drive down
between two rows of old style houses and buildings. Many of the buildings being
from Elizabethan times. There is no parking
restrictions on this road, and is a good place to park if you want to leave your
car out of the photograph.
There are black and white buildings, thatched
buildings and The Bell Inn pub. There are two notable buildings in the village. There is
building half way down the hill on the left hand side which has a plaque on it,
it is the village Reading Room and had been donated to the village for
the good of the community. The
building closest to the Ford that the stream runs alongside, which appears to be
currently empty, has visible signs that it might once have had a waterwheel
it makes an interesting backdrop to the Ford pictures. It is also possible to get
pictures of the Ford with the church in the background.
Kersey is famous for its cloth which was used
for garments made for the yeomen, tradesmen and later army uniforms. Up until
the 19th century it was still being exported from here. Some of the buildings have
large windows on the first floor, which allowed as much light as possible to
enter the building for the weaver.
Just outside the village there are the remains
of a Priory, which is also worth a visit if you are in the area on a day it is
Location: Kersey Village Ford, The Street, Kersey,
Getting there: From the A1071 take the A1141
for Kersey as you approach Kersey you will see the church
ahead of you at the next road junction take a right and travel down
the hill into the centre of the village, you will see the ford across the
road ahead of you.
Access: In the centre of the village
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Notes: There is no restricted parking in the
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