Photo of Chequers

grid reference TL 962 404

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listed building grade II

CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.

last updated 18/09/2017

Boxford Chequers

historical era: Victorian / Edwardian

closed between 1912 and 1926?

Church St

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The building dates from the 16th or 17th century.

The pub appears on the 1904 OS map, but seems to be gone by the 1926 sheet, so it seems likely it had closed by the latter year.

It's shown 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)

(** report reproduced with kind permission from Foxearth & District Local History Society)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

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


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.