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Racquet Court

A Grade II Listed Building in East Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Latitude: 55.0005 / 55°0'1"N

Longitude: -1.6053 / 1°36'19"W

OS Eastings: 425343

OS Northings: 567400

OS Grid: NZ253674

Mapcode National: GBR SQF.JW

Mapcode Global: WHC3K.9KSW

Plus Code: 9C7W292V+6V

Entry Name: Racquet Court

Listing Date: 30 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1024852

English Heritage Legacy ID: 304639

ID on this website: 101024852

Location: West Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE2

County: Newcastle upon Tyne

Electoral Ward/Division: East Gosforth

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Newcastle upon Tyne

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Newcastle St George

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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(north side, off)
9/319 Racquet Court
Real tennis court and house, now badminton and real tennis club;by F.W. Rich
for Sir Andrew Noble. Flemish garden wall bond brick with ashlar and terracotta
dressings; roof of plain tiles with terracotta gable copings; lead turret roofs.
One high storey, 8 bays and 2-storey ninth bay. Pent entrance extension on
right return; low 4-bay pent front extension. South elevation: large round
windows, with pivoted central section and metal glazing bars, in keyed ashlar and
terracotta surrounds; bays defined by buttresses. Ninth bay has upper 4-light
stone-mullioned window. Pentice in front of 4 right bays has sash windows,
tripartite in gabled alternate bays. Tall octagonal corner turrets have
terracotta strings; cornices and high domes with ball finials. Right return
entrance porch has arts-and-crafts Gothic style ornament above elliptical open
arch; parapet with high spike finials. Wood gallery on rear.

Listing NGR: NZ2534367400

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