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Eton Fives Court

A Grade II Listed Building in Darwin, London

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Latitude: 51.3514 / 51°21'4"N

Longitude: 0.0749 / 0°4'29"E

OS Eastings: 544584

OS Northings: 163409

OS Grid: TQ445634

Mapcode National: GBR NT.RJV

Mapcode Global: VHHPB.79YD

Plus Code: 9F32932F+GX

Entry Name: Eton Fives Court

Listing Date: 21 April 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1186836

English Heritage Legacy ID: 358659

ID on this website: 101186836

Location: High Elms Country Park, Farnborough, Bromley, London, BR6

County: London

District: Bromley

Electoral Ward/Division: Darwin

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Downe St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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TQ 46 SW

High Elms Country Park
Eton Fives Court

(Formerly listed as Eton Fives Court, High Elms Estate, SHIRE LANE (off))

Eton Fives Court, c1840. Built of brick in English bond, the interior rendered. Roof has temporary C20 structure of wood and corrugated sheeting.

Walls have plinth and coping and terminate in piers. Projection to left-hand side. The game is a hand ball game for two pairs of players using a small ball which is struck with either a bare or gloved hand. The design of the court is based on part of the College Chapel at Eton, against which the game was originally played. A replica of part of the chapel steps, wall and buttress forms the court, within which the game takes place. The first courts date from c1840 and this example dates from soon after that date. It is recommended for its architectural and historic interest as an example of a rare type of building which at the time of survey was still in use for its original purpose.

Listing NGR: TQ4458463409

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