SOLD: Frige Wood £63,000 Freehold

  • Barham, Ipswich, Suffolk
  • about 4 ¼ acres
  • East Anglia


Frige Wood is a wonderfully secluded semi-mature mixed area of natural woodland.

Access is via an excellent stone track suitable for most vehicles. On arriving at Frige Wood you feel a sense of calm that comes from being surrounded by nature. The woodland has a wide area of grass to the west which is a favorite place for deer to graze.

A herd of fallow deer frequent the larger area of woodland of which Frige Wood forms part. Other wildlife often seen include foxes and badgers whilst above in the canopy it is home to owls, buzzards and woodpeckers to name but a few.

For those that enjoy actively managing their woodland the ash trees will make fantastic firewood and the wood would benefit from these being thinned and replaced with perhaps oak or hornbeam. Additionally an area of established hazel stands could be coppiced which will provide a source of material for green woodcraft.

Should the owner desire then a small glade could easily be created, this would then create an ideal camping area hidden away within the woodland. Alternatively for those who prefer a more laid back approach simply sit back and relax and let nature take care of the woodland.

Suffolk was the heartland of the English Saxons and Frige was the godess of marriage, child-birth and the home. She was also a goddess of the earth and the harvest, and was married to Woden. Her sacred animal was the stork. The constellation in the stars known as 'Orion's Belt' is sometimes called 'Frige's Distaff'. She was such an important god to the Saxons that she was given a day each week. This was Friday which means 'Frige's Day'.

The woodland is only five miles north from the town of Ipswich and a short distance from both the A12 and A14 however feels very rural and offers owners a perfect countryside retreat.

Particulars and plans were prepared by our local manager, Matt Marples

The purchasers of the woodland will be asked to enter into a covenant to ensure the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of adjoining woodlands and meadows.

Wood maps

Wood map


The boundaries are indicated by green markings on trees and boundary stakes. The southern boundary is the hedge bank by field edge. The northern and eastern boundaries are a line of stakes. The western boundary is the stone track edge.

Find this wood

This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 169
  • Grid ref: TM 134 522
  • Nearest post code: IP6 0PB
  • GPS coordinates: 52.1273, 1.11673

Location map


  • From the A14 exit at junction 52 to Claydon.
  • Pass through Claydon on the Norwich Road and after 2.3 miles turn right onto Sandy Lane.
  • Travel up Sandy Lane past the first woodlands for sale sign.
  • After 0.5 mile you will see a second sign on the right, opposite Brick Kiln Lodge.
  • Turn Right here. You may have to open a double wooden gate.
  • Park to the right side of the second double metal gateway.
  • Walk around the side of the metal gate and follow the stone track in front of you.
  • At the junction with stone track on the right turn right and follow around the corner.
  • The entrance to Frige Wood is on the left after 300 metres.
  • For further details please look at plan number 3.
  • Please note the buyer will be provided with a key for full vehicular access.
  • Satnav/GPS note: the postcode IP6 0PB is for the point shown by the red dot on the location map.

How we support our buyers

Membership of the small woodland owners’ group

£300 for a woodland course of your choice

Free copies of two woodland books

One year's free membership of the royal forestry society

Please note this wood is owned by woodlands.co.uk.

Our regional managers are often out working in our woodlands, so if you email an offer and want to be sure it has been received, please phone our manager on their mobile phone. The first offer at the stated price which is accepted, whether by phone or email, has priority.

Please take care when viewing as the great outdoors can contain unexpected hazards and woodlands are no exception. You should exercise common sense and caution, such as wearing appropriate footwear and avoiding visiting during high winds.

These particulars are for guidance only and, though believed to be correct, do not form part of any contract. Woodland Investment Management Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.

Attractive level woodland with good access.

Managed by Matt Marples

Telephone: 07979 755 118

Email: [email protected]