Wickham Market Chequershistorical era: late 20th century
220 High St, IP13 0RF
grid reference TM 305 564Something we've got wrong about this establishment? Something more you think we should know about it? Please email us
listed building grade II
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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 29/12/2016
Now residential, the building dates from the late 17th century.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
The chequerboard as a pub sign may have its origins from Roman taverns when a board game like draughts was often advertised and played. It may also be an ancient sign to indicate the landlord was a money-lender or could offer secure storage for a travellers valuables.