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Chequers (/ˈɛkərz/ CHEK-ərz), or Chequers Court, is the country house of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. A 16th-century manor house in origin, it is located near the village of Ellesborough, halfway between Princes Risborough and Wendover in Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom, at the foot of the Chiltern Hills. It is about 40 miles (64 km) north-west of central London. Coombe Hill, once part of the estate, is located two-thirds of a mile (1.1 km) northeast. Chequers has been the country home of the serving Prime Minister since 1921 after the estate was given to the nation by Sir Arthur Lee by a Deed of Settlement, given full effect in the Chequers Estate Act 1917. The house is listed Grade I on the National Heritage List for England.[1]

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Chequers – the official country residence of British Prime Ministers since 1921
Alternative namesChequers Court
General information
TypeOfficial residence (weekend home)
Architectural styleElizabethan
AddressMissenden Road
HP17 0UZ
CountryEngland, United Kingdom
Coordinates51°44′36″N 0°46′55″W
Current tenantsRishi Sunak, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Completedc.1556; 467 years ago (1556)
ClientWilliam Hawtrey
OwnerThe Chequers Trust
Technical details
MaterialRed brick with stone dressings and roof tiles
Listed Building – Grade I
Official nameChequers
Designated21 June 1955
Reference no.1125879
Official nameChequers
Designated30 August 1987
Reference no.1000595