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
Online Catalogue
Download Catalogue
Timed Online Auction of Mountain and Electric Bikes
Bidding opens 10am Wednesday 9th August 2023 and closes from 10am Wednesday 16th August 2023. Viewing Saturday 12th August 9am-12pm
‘Sit With Us Trail’ in support of The Blossom Charity
Catalogue available to be viewed online. These sculptures are available to be viewed around the town of Eye, between Saturday 8th July to Saturday 9th September. Thereafter they will all be on display at the auction venue on the evening of the sale.
PAWS-itivity Library Labradors in support of Suffolk Libraries
Catalogue coming soon.
Books & Collectibles
Entries invited. Viewing 13th Jan 9am - 12pm

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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