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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1828-

Chequers

Closed 2011

 

Ightham

Chequers

Above postcard date unknown, with kind permission from Eric Hartland.

Chequers 1909

Above postcard, circa 1909, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Chequers 1920

Above postcard circa 1920, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Chequers

Above postcard, date unknown. Kind permission from Eric Hartland.

Chequers Inn 2011 Chequers Inn 2011

Above photos, date 2011.

 

Also been known as "Ye Olde Chequers" at some time before they decided to drop Ye Olde bit.

I am informed the pub was up for sale in 2011 as shown in the top picture, and was boarded up a couple of months later as shown from the bottom one. It now appears closed, May 2014.

 

Former Chequers Inn 2014

Above photo, May 2014, kindly sent by Erik Hartland.

Chequers sign 1978

Above sign 1978.

 

Local knowledge, further pictures, and licensee information would be appreciated.

I will be adding the historical information when I find or are sent it, but this project is a very big one, and I do not know when or where the information will come from.

All emails are answered.

 

From the Maidstone Telegraph, Rochester and Chatham Gazette, 5 October 1861.

Endorsement of Licenses.

The licence of the "Chequers Inn," Ightham, refused at the previous sitting (the annual licensing day) to the then landlord, Mark Holland, was now endorsed to John Luxford.

 

LICENSEE LIST

STREETER William 1828+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29 (father of William of the "Spring Tavern" in Wrotham.)

DICKENS George 1832+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

TURNER James 1840+ Pigot's Directory 1840

DUDSWELL/DADSWELL Edward 1841-51+ (age 35 in 1841Census)

LUCK Richard 1858+

LUXFORD John Oct/1861+ Maidstone Telegraph

BRIGGS Henry 1862-74+ (age 47 in 1871Census)

BASSETT George 1881+ (age 29 in 1881Census)

PARSONS Henry 1891-Apr/92 (age 37 in 1891Census) Thanet Advertiser

BARBER Frederick Apr/1892+ Thanet Advertiser

BURNICOTT William 1901+ (age 54 in 1901Census)

MANSFIELD Albert 1913+

WALTER William H 1918-22+

RIX Arthur 1930+

WHYMAN Victor H 1938+

http://pubshistory.com/Chequers.shtml

http://www.closedpubs.co.uk/chequers.html

 

Pigot's Directory 1828-29From the Pigot's Directory 1828-29

Pigot's Directory 1832-34From the Pigot's Directory 1832-33-34

Pigot's Directory 1840From the Pigot's Directory 1840

Thanet AdvertiserThanet Advertiser

Maidstone TelegraphMaidstone Telegraph

 

If anyone should have any further information, or indeed any pictures or photographs of the above licensed premises, please email:-

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