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Description: The Chequers with Wall and Outhouses Fronting Chequer Lane
Date Listed: 8 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 162887
OS Grid Reference: TL1799424875
OS Grid Coordinates: 517994, 224875
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9099, -0.2861
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TL 1724 & TL 1824 PRESTON HITCHIN ROAD
8/95 & 9/95 The Chequers with wall
and outhouses fronting
House, sometime a public house, with wall and outhouses. C17 or earlier,
brick casing and parallel rear wing early C18, recorded as the "Chekers"
in 1788, where the manor courts of Temple Dinsley were held, closed as a
public house 1959, renovated and extended in 1960s. Timber frame front
range, red brick elsewhere and as casing to front range, and infill
panels to frame exposed on E gable end. Roughcast gable triangle at W
and rear part. Steep old red tile roofs. 2-storeys and cellar, 3 windows
long house on road junction facing S, with 2-storeys and cellar parallel
rear wing projecting to E and W. S front has plinth and red and blue
bricks in Flemish-bond with lighter red dressings to openings and
alternating with blue headers in segmental arches below the plat-band.
Flush 2-lights casement windows with small panes. Brick casing to W
gable later than front. Large internal chimney a third from W end, and
projecting E gable chimney with tumbled brick offsets. E end has exposed
frame with collar and tie-beam of a clasped-purlin roof and storey-height
studs. C20 large segmental flat topped bow window in middle of front.
Cellar under W room. Part of rear range projecting at E has plinth,
plat-band, box eaves, and moulded brick corbelling to kneeler of moulded
brick gable parapet rising to internal gable chimney. S window has light
red gauged flat arch. Segmental arches to small windows in end. Cellar
below. From rear corner a C20 2-storeys brick and tile wing extends to
the NW with entrance door flanked by windows. From SW corner of front
range a 2M high brick wall runs NW with battered buttresses, a boarded
gate with square piers, and linking to a single-storey gabled outhouse
along the N boundary of the site. This has a gable parapet and blocked
openings to road and brick infill over a timber sill plate at NE.
Interior of house has axial beams, 3-bays framed structure, and large
open fireplace to chimney at W end of larger middle bay. Space for
lobby-entrance in front of stack, and for stair behind. One cellar is
Listing NGR: TL1799424875
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Source: English Heritage
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