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Rickinghall Inferior Chequers

Rickinghall Inferior Chequers

Closed between 1840 and 1920

The Street

grid reference TM 041 753

The Chequers was built in the middle or late 16th century.

Having examined the Hartismere licensing records from 1923 to 1962 and found no trace of this pub, we conclude it must have closed before 1923.

The building's identity is confirmed by the Listed Buildings Register.

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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)

(1891 census information from Dudley Diaper)

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