Clarke & Simpson Auction Centre – 01728 746323

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 close to the town’s railway station made delivering livestock by train very easy. Before that date, people routinely bought and sold cattle 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 site extends to some five acres and has six sales rooms and additional yard space, plus parking for more than 300 cars. We hold the traditional weekly sale, and regular specialised sales, throughout the year and believe you can buy almost anything from here 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.

Geoffrey Barfoot leads our hugely experienced team, and every one of them will be keen to help you. Buying or selling at auction can be both fun and successful, but it can also be daunting to those without experience. We’re happy to help direct 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.


Calendar of Special Sales

Auction Type
Download Catalogue
Online Catalogue
Download Sale Report
Timed Online Auction of Production & Staging Items from an Aborted Major Sporting Event in Tokyo
To include set lighting, air conditioners, fans, cabling, waterproof digital displays, audio amplifiers, speakers, power distribution equipment, shipping containers, portable offices, seating, fasteners, steel & tools etc.
Timed Online Auction of Wholesale Teak & Hardwood Garden Furniture, Parasols & Warehouse Equipment
To include Teak & Eucalyptus benches, picnic benches, tables & chairs, parasols & bases, electric forklift, spray booth, tipping skips, pallet racking, Ifor Williams fridge trailer, Portakabin, shipping container & tools etc.
Rural Bygones
Postponed until viewing is permitted
Antique & Fine Art
Timed Online Auction of Carpenters, Builders & Mechanics Tools, Gardening & Ground Working Tools, Power Tools, Workshop Equipment & Fasteners
To include power tools from Makita, DeWalt, Elu, Milwaukee, Bosch, Hitachi, Paslode, Clarke & Hilti, carpenters, builders & mechanics tools, gardening & ground working tools, workshop equipment, storage, fasteners & consumables etc.
Art Deco, Design & Retro
The Great Escape Auction
Fundraising event in support of INK - The Short New Play Theatre Company which holds the annual INK Festival in Halesworth, Suffolk.
Domestic & Rural Bygones & Collectors Vehicles
In excess of 1,000 lots to include the Marris T/A E Pilgrim, Norwich collection of scales & weights, enamel & cast signs, metalware, treen, galvanised wares, long handled tools, dolls houses and furniture, Land Rover, railwayana, kitchenalia, horse drawn implements etc.
Rural Bygones
An interesting collection of over 1000 lots to include wooden and treen home wares, cast iron and galvanised metal wares, stationary engines, enamel signs, vintage hand tools and many other items of interest
Art Deco, Design & Retro
Eye Hare & Tortoise Art Trail 2021 in Support of The Blossom Charity
Charity fundraising event in support of The Blossom Charity
Rural Bygones
Antique & Fine Art
Campsea Ashe Machinery Collective – October 2021
Art Deco, Design & Retro
Antique & Fine Art

Contact Us

Clarke and Simpson Auction Centre
Campsea Ashe, Nr. Wickham Market, Suffolk, IP13 0PS
T: 01728 746323
F: 01728 748173

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