Wick Farm, sometimes simply called the Wick, was built in the 17th century. It was a Manor in its own right until it was bought by the owner of Wickford Hall Manor making it the largest farm in Wickford.
Over the years it changed hands many times and along with many other early farm houses it should have had a preservation order on it. By the 1950s some buildings in the area were recognised and listed. Wick Farm was not one of the lucky ones. In the late 1960s it was empty and beginning to be run down. Vandals used it as a meeting place, destroying some of it and it was boarded up with corrugated iron sheets. In the early 1970s Mr Brian Bassett lead the fight to preserve it and turn it into a pub, library or community centre.
On the 1st February 1974 there was a big fire in the house causing the roofs to collapse and destroying the interior fittings. The owners, Carter and Ward of Wickford, said the building was beyond repair and had applied for permission to build a new housing estate there.