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Latitude: 53.4859 / 53°29'9"N
Longitude: -2.2524 / 2°15'8"W
OS Eastings: 383347
OS Northings: 398832
OS Grid: SJ833988
Mapcode National: GBR DGF.ZC
Mapcode Global: WHB9G.CMNZ
Entry Name: Manchester Tennis and Racquet Club
Listing Date: 21 January 1996
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1386080
English Heritage Legacy ID: 471504
Location: Salford, M3
Electoral Ward/Division: Ordsall
Built-Up Area: Salford
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester
Church of England Parish: Salford Sacred Trinity
Church of England Diocese: Manchester
SJ8398NW BLACKFRIARS ROAD
949-1/20/6 (South West side)
Manchester Tennis and Racquet Club
Tennis and racquet club. c1880. By George T Redmayne, with
later alterations. Brick with terracotta dressings, slate and
part-glazed roof. Irregularly grouped as T-plan, with main
courts buildings ranged parallel to street and set back from
it with central wing advanced towards street, housing
entrance, and flanking buildings filling in the angles each
EXTERIOR: entrance block expressed as 3 storeys, with moulded
round-arched doorway in flat-roofed porch to right, and
round-headed window alongside. Arcaded range of 3 round-headed
windows with continuous hoodmould to first floor, and blind
round-arched window in raised upper storey. Fluted chimney
stack alongside to right hand side. Shallow gabled range to
right, with arcade of 4 bays to ground floor, with 3
round-arched windows. Paired windows set beneath wide
relieving arch with terracotta panelling in the spandrel
beneath gable above. Flat-roofed single-storeyed block to left
of entrance, also with round-arched windows and high parapet.
INTERIOR: substantially unaltered, with racquets court
retaining original surfaces and complete real tennis court
together with other principal reception rooms and staircase.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the club was founded in 1878, and moved to
its present site c1880. Originally it comprised a real tennis
court, racquets court and bowling alley, to which a squash
court was added as an upper floor in 1925.
(Aberdare Lord: Willis Faber Book of Tennis and Racquets:
Listing NGR: SJ8334798832
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