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listed building grade II
CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.
last updated 31/05/2019
Boxford Chequershistorical closure era: mid 20th century
closed after 1937
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.
(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.