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Description: The Chequers Inn
Date Listed: 22 November 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 52938
OS Grid Reference: TL4211145881
OS Grid Coordinates: 542111, 245881
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0930, 0.0730
TL 4245 FOWLMERE HIGH STREET
18/125 The Chequers Inn
Inn. Late C15 or early C16 with C17 additions. Inscription below jetty 'ANO
DOM 1675 WT'. Timber-framed and plastered with tarred brick plinth, C20
plain tiled roofs. Rectangular planned painted brick stack to left hand;
red brick ridge stack to right hand. Two storeys and cellar main range
includes three bays of an original jettied building; one storey and attic
range to east, formerly the C17 kitchen. Three gable extensions to north.
Main entrance approached by three steps with four-panelled C19 door and
moulded wooden architrave. Large three-light transomed window to right hand
and canted hung sash bay window to left hand; one first floor twelve-paned
hung sash window, and two horizontal sliding sash windows above the jetty.
Jetty fascia moulded with three jetty brackets. Lower range to east with
three small windows. Interior: painted clunch arcade of ten trefoiled
arches above fireplace; ogee-moulded ceiling beams. Samuel Pepys stayed at
the inn in 1660.
V.C.H., Vol. VI, p.156
R.C.H.M. Report 1950
Listing NGR: TL4211145881
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