A thousand years old?
Wikham, as the village was originally recorded in the Little Domesday Book in 1086, has since become known as Wickham Market. Once a town of some importance with a town hall in which "quarter sessions" were held it has continued to grow and develop. Now considered a large village rather than a town by modern standards it maintains a close community feel, friendly and inviting.
Wickham Market has a rich history as you can see through these pages. Once a pivotal point for access to Framlingham there was a weekly market and two fairs that were granted by Henry VI in 1440. The village continues to supply all the needed provisions locally, more from its' quality local shops!
In the recent past there was an iron and engineering works producing steam engines, water wheels, windmills and machinery especially for corn and flour mills. Read more about the local history here...