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Wickham Market Chequers

Wickham Market Chequers

South, 52.15786,1.36853

Closed between 1970 and 2000

220 High St, IP13 0RF

grid reference TM 305 564

It's shown on this old OS map from 1887 (interactive map).

old OS map

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

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Landlords

Footnote

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.

(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.

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