According to architectural historians, Kersey probably has the best collection of medieval buildings in East Anglia, dating between the 13th and 15th centuries. It is a linear village whose footprint has changed very little since medieval times.
For further information:
Anne Maltby’s oral history of Kersey, “Kersey Within Living Memory” provides an excellent insight into life in Kersey from the early 20th century to modern times. The book is now available on the internet. You can download the whole book chapter by chapter (in pdf format) www.kerseymemories.wordpress.com
Kersey records are kept at:
Suffolk Record Office, 77 Raingate St, Bury St Edmunds IP33 2AR www.suffolkarchives.co.uk
Suffolk Record Office, Gateacre Rd, Ipswich IP1 2L Q www.suffolkarchives.co.uk
For more information, or if you have any interesting photos or newspaper clippings to share, please contact the Kersey Local History Recorder.