Clarke & Simpson Auction Centre – 01728 746323

Clarke & Simpson 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.

Directors, Geoffrey Barfoot and James Durrant, lead our 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.

Meet the team


Calendar of Special Sales

Auction Type
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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
Timed Online Auction of Scaffolding, Builders Equipment, Materials, Plant & Farm Machinery
On Behalf of Fielden Ltd, Moorhouse Farms Ltd & others
Eye Hare & Tortoise Art Trail 2021 in Support of The Blossom Charity
Charity fundraising event in support of The Blossom Charity
Rural Bygones
Over 1,150 lots to include a Triumph Stag, Ford Capri & Airstream caravan.
Timed Online Dispersal Sale of modern farm machinery on behalf of Messrs John Miles & Sons
Timed Online Dispersal Sale to include Claas Lexion 770TT, Amazone Pantera Sprayer, Cat Challenger, MF 7726s, 7624, 6480, Volvo Loading shovel, 2 x Cat D2
Antique & Fine Art
An eclectic mix of items from deceased estates and private vendors throughout the county and further afield including Part 1 of a large and interesting collection of items that has remained in storage for some twenty years.
Campsea Ashe Machinery Collective – November 2021
Timed Online Auction 3rd-10th November. Viewing 5th, 6th & 8th November.
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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