Wickham Market was recorded in the Little Domesday Book in 1086 when it was called Wikham. It has been a town of some importance with a town hall in which quarter sessions were held;a weekly market and two fairs were granted by Henry VI in 1440. These lapsed several centuries ago. 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.
For more information please contact the following:-
Wickham Market & District Local History Society
Wickham Market & District Local History Society meets 7.30pm first Tuesday each month from September to May, except January at Kitson Court, Wickham Market.
A varied programme of talks on all aspects of local interest, also arranged visits to sites in East Anglia.
Contact 01728 747981.
Wickham Market Area Archive Centre holds a collection of documents, photographs, books, maps, etc of Wickham Market & district for the study of the locality, buildings, families and their histories. Located in a portable building behind the Village Hall. Open 10-12 most Thursdays or by appointment. For more information please contact Foresters, Dallinghoo Road, Wickham Market, IP13 0RP.
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