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Bury St Edmunds Chequer Inn

Bury St Edmunds Chequer Inn

Closed before 1840

Chequer Square

grid reference TL 855 640

The Chequer Inn stood on the site of the current Chequer House, which was built in the early 19th century, possibly incorporating some of the original building in its core.

Map

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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)

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