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Chequers Inn, Osmotherley, Yorkshire

Picture source: Hania Franek

The Chequers was a moorside coaching inn on Osmotherley High Lane and was famed for a turf fire, which was said to have burned continuously for 200 years. The inn sign included the following lines: “Be not in haste, Step in and taste, Ale tomorrow for nothing”. The pub closed in 1945 and was a tearoom for some time afterwards. The building is grade-II listed and dates from the mid 18th century.
Listed building details:
Marked as Chequers Inn on Ordnance Survey map. House and outbuildings, now incorporated into the house. Mid C18 with later additions. Ashlar, rubblestone, pantile roof. Central block of 2 storeys, 2 bays, right wing 1 storey, 3 bays; left wing set back, 1 storey, 2 bays. Central block: 2 3-light side-sliding sashes with glazing bars below lintels with crude keystones. First floor: small 8-pane side-sliding sashes. Stone coping, end stacks. Right wing: to right of left bay a board door, windows are 3-light sashes with glazing bars. Left wing: to right of each bay there is a board door. Windows are 3-light side-sliding sashes with glazing bars, that to left below original C18 lintel with crude keystone. End stack to left.

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Picture source: Hania Franek