The Chequers Public House


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Listed Building
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Statutory Address:
The Chequers Public House, Stortford Road


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Statutory Address:
The Chequers Public House, Stortford Road

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

Uttlesford (District Authority)
Great Dunmow
National Grid Reference:
TL 62612 22001


This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 24/04/2020

TL 6222 and TL 6221 7/79, 8/12

GREAT DUNMOW STORTFORD ROAD (south side) The Chequers Public House

(formerly listed as The Chequers Inn)


GV II Public house, C14 or earlier, C16, C17 and C18. Two storeys, timber framed and rendered 'U' shaped complex of structures primarily with peg tile gabled roofs.

Stortford Road front has a main block and hipped roofed crosswing to west. The ground floor has three canted bay windows, with d.h.s. with g.b.'s one with a lead canopy roof. Between these, is a late C17 doorcase with flat modillioned corniced hood on one contemporary bracket with simple carving of spiral flower and crocus in profile. Flight of steps and iron handrail. The long return west frontage, has mixture of C19 and earlier casements, some cast iron and end of range is clad in black weatherboarding which returns on south face. Canted C20 porch with canopy roof. A large red brick stack protrudes through front roof slope and there are further minor stacks.

The rear has lean-to peg tiled extension and gabled C17 stair tower. The east side of court (formerly part of No. 25) is made up of a long, single storey rendered and weatherboarded range with gabled peg tile roof and tall central red brick stack.

The interior reveals that frontage block is two storey structure of early C17 formerly jettied to rear yard. The west crosswing is of C15 or earlier, with fragments of a crownpost roof. This is of three bays and is now linked to a C16, two storey structure of high quality with former dragon beam on south east corner, thus jettied to south and east. This block was formerly a single two bay chamber at first floor level. A further bay of C18-early C19 has a double hung sash with gable base in south wall. The east yard range is early C16 structure of four bays with arched braced tie beams, halved bridled scarf joints and serpentine bracing. Inserted C17 stack with smoke curing hole, now blocked. Possible former kitchen.

Listing NGR: TL6261222001


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 27 Aug 2000
Reference: IOE01/02687/19
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Maurice Reeve. Source Historic England Archive
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