Wickhambrook area guide - Suffolk
Wickhambrook is a picturesque,historical village lying in the beautiful Suffolk countryside yet only a few minutes drive from the famous towns of Bury St Edmunds and Newmarket and the larger villages of Clare and Haverhill.
The historical village of Wickhambrook has grown up around eleven greens that follow an Anglo-saxon settlement pattern and sits centrally ten miles from the towns of Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket, Clare and Haverhill. There is a book titled ‘Ten Miles from anywhere’ written by a local author John Bean which fits the countryside location of Wichambrook precisely.
In saxon times the village was originally known as Wickham and was probably clustered around the site where the All Saints Church now stands. Because of the architectural and historical merit of the original village buildings that still remain around the church this is now a conservation area and is a very peaceful place to visit.
There still remains three 16th
C. large timber-framed Manor houses, Giffords, Badmondisfield and Clopton Hall all of which held high importance within the growth of the present day village. There are also several large farmhouses dating from the early 1500’s and some of these have been lovingly restored for private rental for the holiday maker giving you a real taste of what life in rural Suffolk is all about.
– Norman Motte and remains of C13 keep. Tel 01787 277491
Ickworth House – National Trust. Tel: 01787 247646
Bury St Edmunds
Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015