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

August 1983. Listed, Grade II.
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 staircase by north gable. Butt purlin roof. Pantile outshut.
See (S1) for the complete listing details.

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 21st Century - 1540 AD? to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 723.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1076808.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1988. Historic pub is renovated. 22 June.

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