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Photo of Chequers

Elmsett Chequers

historical era: mid 20th century

closed between 1916 and 1926?

Whatfield Rd

grid reference TM 051 465

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listed building grade II


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last updated 01/01/2017

The pub building dates from the 17th century or earlier.

It's shown on the 1905 OS map, but by the 1926 sheet, all that's shown is "Chequers Farm", so presumably it closed between 1916 (the last directory entry found) and 1926.


(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 Bob Mitchell)


Note

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.