DOVER KENT ARCHIVES

Page Updated:- Sunday, 03 February, 2019.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest ????

Chequers

Closed 2016

Church Lane

Challock

https://whatpub.com/chequers

Chequers

Above photo, date unknown kindly sent by Barbara Patton.

Chequers

Above postcard, date unknown.

Chequers 1909

Above postcard, postmarked 1909. The "Chequers" is shown with the X above the building.

Chequers 2005

Above photo, 2005 kindly sent by Barbara Patton.

Chequers 2010

Above photo 2010 by Paul Moore Creative Commons Licence.

Chequers inside 2010

Photo taken 24 October 2010 from http://www.flickr.com by Jelltex.

Chequers 2013

Above photo, 2013.

Chequers sign 2013

Above sign left, July 1991. Sign right, 2013.

Thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com.

 

The building is 17th century and was originally built as a posting house on the Maidstone to Canterbury Turnpike.

 

Maidstone Telegraph. 24 October 1868.

Assault by a gypsy.

At the petty sessions, on Tuesday, Thomas Rossiter, sen., a gypsy, was charged by George Small, of Challock, grocer, with an assault on Challock fair-day.

About 12 o'clock on the evening of that day Rossiter and 20 or 30 "pikeys" came to the "Chequers Inn," Challock Lees, kept by Small's father, and demanded some beer. They refuse to draw them any, and the assault was then committed.

Find 20s., costs 9s., or 14 days hard labour.

 

I am informed by Rory Kehoe that the pub is now (October 2017) closed as has been converted into a private residence. It apparently closed in 2016.

 

Chequers 2017

Above photo, October 2017, kindly taken and sent by Rory Kehoe.

 

LICENSEE LIST

HILLS Henry 1851+ (age 44 in 1851Census)

KINGSLAND Mark 1858+ (also Butcher & Grocer)

SMALL Edward 1862-71+ (age 67 in 1871Census)

SMALL George 1874-1901+ (also grocer age 58 in 1901Census)

SUMMERS Walter Austin 1901-03+ (also grocer age 43 in 1901Census)

BLAKE William Dennis Oct/1917-8/Apr/1920 dec'd

BLAKE Mary Ann 8/Apr/1920-49

http://pubshistory.com/Chequers.shtml

 

CensusCensus

 

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