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Wickham Market, Suffolk

Historical Description

Wickham Market, a small town and a parish in Suffolk. The town stands on the river Deben, 2 miles W of Wickham Market Junction station on the G.E.R., and 5 miles NNE of Woodbridge, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office. It was once a place of considerable importance, with a shire hall, now taken down; had formerly a weekly market and two fairs, now disused; was the residence of J. Kirby, who published the " Suffolk Traveller," and of T. Harsant, the distinguished mechanician; and has a working-men's institute, the Plomesgate workhouse, and extensive engineering and iron works. The parish comprises 1186 acres; population, 1537. There is a parish council consisting of thirteen members. The manor belongs to the Duke of Hamilton. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich; gross value, £240 with residence. The church of All Saints, standing on a hill, is a building of flint and stone in the Early English style, and contains some handsome monuments. There is a Congregational chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountySuffolk 
Ecclesiastical parishWickham-Market All Saints 
Poor Law unionPlomesgate 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Wickham Market from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Suffolk is available to browse.


Online maps of Wickham Market are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Suffolk papers online:

DistrictSuffolk Coastal
Postal districtIP13
Post TownWoodbridge