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Chequers, Fowlmere (1923 Cambridge Chron.)

The Chequers, Fowlmere

Histry of the Chequers

In 1923 W M Palmer wrote (Cambridge Chronicle:

When it was first built it was the largest house in the village, with many stables and outbuildings. The oak brackets of the upper storey were carved  with images of the Virgin Mary or saints. …. under the carved cornice which you still see, mine host must have obsequiously met the rich merchant or fully accoutered knight, papal nucio or king’s poursuivant. On March 12th, 1485, King Henry VII passed by it, and in 1520 Cardinal Wolsey came this way.


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