Bury St Edmunds Chequershistorical era: late 20th century
34 Risbygate St
grid reference TL 849 644Something we've got wrong about this establishment? Something more you think we should know about it? Please email us
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last updated 06/12/2016
The map location is taken from the 1885 OS town plan.
A report in the Bury & Norwich Post*** on September 16th in 1829 states that the pub was For sale with large garden, bowling green, brewhouse & stables.
Tony Worman tells us:
My grandfather, Richard DAVISON, was a Greene King tenant of two BSE pubs, the Chequers Alehouse and the George Inn
Also listed at 29 Risbygate in 1830 and at 40 in 1851 & 1861.
A report in the Ipswich Journal**** on October 6th in 1824 states:
Chequer Inn, No.34, Risbygate Street, BSE - Robert LAMBERT (announces) that his house, will be opened under the above named sign on Monday 11 Oct 1824
A report in the Ipswich Journal*** in October 1870 states
Died on the 18th the wife of Mr C White, of the Chequers Inn, Risbygate Street, Bury.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(*** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(**** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)