Wickham Market

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Wickham Market
Church spire and square Wickham market - geograph.org.uk - 886241.jpg
Wickham Market village
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWoodbridge
Postcode districtIP13
Dialling code01728
EU ParliamentEast of England
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Wickham Market is a large village situated in the River Deben valley of Suffolk, England, within the Suffolk Coastal heritage area.

It is on the A12 trunk road thirteen miles north-east of the county town of Ipswich, five miles north-east of Woodbridge. Its railway station is located approximately two miles east at Campsea Ashe. It is a large village with 2,204 residents living in 953 dwellings (2001 census). 27.59% of the population are between the ages of 40 and 59 and 23.19% of residents reside in council or housing association homes.

Wickham Market's All Saints Church is over 700 years old and its octagonal tower and lead spire (137.5 feet tall) dominate the skyline and make it visible for miles over the surrounding countryside. The exterior of the church is stone and flintwork. Inside there are four stained glass windows, a 600 year old font, a carved pulpit and an altar table with a painted reredos. There are six bells in the tower and a Sanctus Bell in the cote. Nearby attractions include: Valley Farm Equestrian Visitor Centre, Easton Farm Park, Glevering Hall, the Snape Maltings, Framlingham Castle and Sutton Hoo.

Wickham Mill is a grade II* listed watermill dating from the 18th century. The machinery is complete and in working order. [1]

The hoard of Iron Age coins

Wickham Market Hoard

In 2009 it was announced that one of the largest iron age coin finds had been discovered at an undisclosed site near Wickham Market.[2]

Notable residents


  1. ^ "Name: WICKHAM MILL List entry Number: 1198526". English Heritage. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
  2. ^ BBC (2009-01-17). "Huge Iron Age haul of coins found". BBC News. Retrieved 2009-01-24.
  3. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench 1901. London: Dean & Son. 1901. p. 93. Retrieved 12 October 2010.

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