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Manchester Tennis and Racquet Club

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ordsall, Salford

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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

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386080

English Heritage Legacy ID: 471504

Location: Salford, M3

County: Salford

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

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Listing Text


SALFORD

SJ8398NW BLACKFRIARS ROAD
949-1/20/6 (South West side)
21/01/96 No.33
Manchester Tennis and Racquet Club

GV II*

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
side.
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:
London: 1980-).


Listing NGR: SJ8334798832

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