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Photo of Chequers

grid reference TL 962 404

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listed building grade II


CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.


last updated 17/04/2018

Boxford Chequers

historical era: mid 20th century

closed after 1937

Church St

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

It's shown on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map

Closure date unknown, but clearly after 1937 as we have found reference to it in that year.

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.


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.