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Racquet Court, Fulwood Barracks

A Grade II Listed Building in Preston, Lancashire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.7781 / 53°46'41"N

Longitude: -2.6874 / 2°41'14"W

OS Eastings: 354795

OS Northings: 431526

OS Grid: SD547315

Mapcode National: GBR TCS.0D

Mapcode Global: WH85M.P9GH

Entry Name: Racquet Court, Fulwood Barracks

Listing Date: 29 March 1982

Last Amended: 4 February 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1244768

English Heritage Legacy ID: 472876

Location: Preston, Lancashire, PR2

County: Lancashire

District: Preston

Town: Preston

Electoral Ward/Division: Garrison

Built-Up Area: Fulwood

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Fulwood Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text

SD53SW FULWOOD WATLING STREET ROAD
(North side)

1023/7/10008 Racquet Court, Fulwood Barracks 29.3.1982

GV II

Racquet court, disused. 1842-1848. Snecked rock-faced sandstone, roofless court and corrugated sheet lean-to roof. Single-depth court with side lean-to and rear heated room.
EXTERIOR: single storey; windowless range court. Coped open court has raking side walls up to the rear wall, a round-arched doorway with recessed door and boarded fanlight in the lower side, and on the opposite side a single-storey lean-to with mid C20 windows and outer doors. Coped wall to an enclosed room forms the outer wall, with a square lateral stack.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
HISTORY: forms part of the projecting SW comer which gave a field of fire along the W wall. Fives courts were common in barracks for officers' games. The barracks was built in response to anxiety over Chartist agitation. Although the south-east barrack range has been lost, the original barracks plan of 2 parade squares within a defensible perimeter wall is substantially intact, making Fulwood the most complete surviving example in England of the late C18 concept of barracks design.
(PSA Drawings Collection, NMR: MCR 58).


Listing NGR: SD5479531526

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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