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Photo of Chequers

grid reference TM 305 564

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listed building grade II


CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.


last updated 18/09/2017

Wickham Market Chequers

historical era: late 20th century

closed 1999

220 High St, IP13 0RF

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Now residential, the building dates from the late 17th century.

It's shown as an un-named inn on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map

old OS map


(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)

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.


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.