Acquired by Clarke & Simpson in 2013, the auction centre is steeped in history. Originally trading as the Wickham Market Sale Yard from 1922, its location was chosen to be Campsea Ashe because of the ease of delivering livestock by train from the nearby station. Prior to 1922 cattle were sold routinely in the Market Square in the centre of Wickham Market. Although the days of weekly livestock sales have gone the auction centre retains the atmosphere of a traditional rural market.
The centre is conveniently located in East Suffolk within five miles of the heritage coast and only a short walk from Wickham Market station. The site extends to some five acres with four sales rooms and additional yard space. There is parking for more than 300 cars. We hold the traditional weekly sale and fine art sales throughout the year and we believe you can buy almost anything from our auction centre over a period of 12 months! In recent times the site has featured in BBC TV programmes such as Bargain Hunt and Antiques Road Trip.
In addition, we incorporate decorative arts into our weekly sales four times a year.
Our hugely experienced team led by Geoffrey Barfoot will be pleased to help you with your requirements. Buying or selling at auction can be both fun and successful but it can also be daunting to those without experience. We shall be pleased to guide you through the process so don’t be afraid to ask. Please also have a look at our buyer's and seller's guides as these are designed to answer the most frequently asked questions. Come and enjoy a traditional and captivating day out.