Kersey's St Mary's Church sits up on a hill, high above the village. Research tells me that it probably dates back to the 14th century, though several changes and additions have been made to the church over the centuries. Its impressive tower is built entirely from flint, and was completed in 1481.
Entry to the church yard is via the Lych Gate. This is a covered gateway where coffin bearers would wait, sheltered from the elements, before the commencement of funeral proceedings. 'Lych' (or 'Lich') is the old English term for 'corpse', hence the gates name.
The churchyard is filled with interesting old gravestones and markers. The interior of the church is bright and tastefully decorated.
From up on the hill you also get nice views back across Kersey.
A visit to the pottery is always on the list of attractions when in Kersey.
The designs are constantly changing to keep everything fresh.
I wouldn't say that it's a cheap place to shop, but each piece is individual and original.
To be completed.