Record Details

NHER Number:24607
Type of record:Building
Name:Chequers Inn, Griston Road

Summary

This Inn has a mid 16th century core, though the majority of the fabric dates to the 17th to 18th centuries. It is timber-framed and with clay lump and brick infill, and sits on a brick and flint plinth. This one storey building is thatched and has four chimney stacks including an external one on the south gable.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 9220 9689
Map Sheet:TL99NW
Parish:THOMPSON, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Mid 16th century core, fabric 17th-18th century. Timber-framed, clay lump and brick infill, brick and flint plinth. Thatched. One storey and attic. Four stacks including external one on south gable. North gable 18th century tumbled brick. South room 18th century, both with spine beams, central with chamfer stops. Winder staicase by north gable. Butt purlin roof. Pantile outshut.
Description from Listed building grade II (S1).

Advertisement in EDP (S2) states inn is reputed to date to the 1300s and is mostly 16th century and that a 'mason's mark dated 1661 has been found in the cellar'. Photo of south room confirms Listing's (S1) 18th century date for this end.
E. Rose (NAU), 29 June 1988.

Monument Types

  • INN (Post Medieval to Modern - 1540 AD? to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.
<S2>Newspaper Article: 1988. Eastern Daily Press. 22 June.

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