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RE: Wickham Market


  • Evidence of a Roman settlement here where the road between Orford and Coddenham met at Wicham Market
  • Saxon King Edgar conferred the township to the Monks of Ely
  • The Earldom of Norfolk and the Bigods had a stake here in Norman times
  • A market was granted in medieval times together with two annual fairs
  • Wickham was part of the Plomesgate Hundred which included Hacheston, Marlesford, Eyke, Rendlesham, Blaxhall and Campsea Ashe in medieval times, details of a 'Hundred' here  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hundred_(county_subdivision)


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All Saints Church [information provided by the booklet available within the church]

  • The present church was rebuilt in the 14c including the octagonal tower
  • The spire was rebuilt in the 1790's  and much interior alteration was undertaken in Victorian times
  • The spire was releaded in 1960's, the height is 137.5' high
  • About half way up the spire on the west side is a Sanctus Bell
  • Six bells, the earliest recorded is 1601
  • Silver Chalice dated 1567 and inscribed WICCOM
  • A list of Rectors date from 1309
  • One north and one south chapel dates from the 15c
  • Part of the pulpit has a carved panel by Grinling Gibbons


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Wickham Market from Google Earth

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=felixstowe&hl=en&ll=52.154768,1.369343&spn=0.023328,0.0842&gl=uk&t=h&z=14&vpsrc=6



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