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.


Viewing for Antique & Fine Art sale

  • Saturday 21st July 9am – 12 noon

  • Monday 23rd July 2pm – 8pm

  • Tuesday 24th July 10am – 4pm and on the morning of the sale from 8.30am

Upcoming Valuation Day

Wednesday 5th September – 10am to 1pm – at The Orwell Hotel  (His Lordships Library), Hamilton Road, Felixstowe, IP11 7DX 

Calendar of Special Sales

Auction Type
Download Catalogue
Online Catalogue
Download Sale Report
Art Deco, Design & Retro
Closing date 3rd August
Rural Bygones
Closing date 10th August
Antique & Fine Art
Closing date 7th September
Campsea Ashe Machinery Collective
Closing date 7th September
Art Deco, Design & Retro
Closing date 5th October
Antique & Fine Art
Closing date 9th November

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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