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Tennis Court, Oxford

Description: Tennis Court

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 November 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 245606

OS Grid Reference: SP5173506154
OS Grid Coordinates: 451735, 206154
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7517, -1.2519

Location: Merton Street, Oxford OX1 4ET

Locality: Oxford
Local Authority: Oxford City Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX1 4ET

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Listing Text

(South Side)
Tennis Court
SP 5106 SE 9/357A 27.11.63.
The court is shown on this site in a map dated 1675 although in its present
form it was probably rebuilt about 1798. The ancient game of Tennis has
always been closely connected with Oxford and is first mentioned there
in 1508. This is the only remaining court in Oxford still in use. Built of
stone with roof. Altered circa 1970. There are no datable architectural
features on the exterior except a flat chamfered stone arched doorway, and
that together with the interior passage for spectators which has an open
arcaded side of simple woodwork with small classical columns, may well date
from 1798.
The tennis court belongs to Merton College who rent it to the Tennis Club.

All the listed buildings in Kybald Street form a group.

Listing NGR: SP5173506154

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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