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Description: Racquets Court
Date Listed: 24 June 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 249783
OS Grid Reference: SU5192999614
OS Grid Coordinates: 451929, 199614
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6929, -1.2501
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RADLEY ST. PETER'S COLLEGE
9/107 Racquets' Court
Racquets' Court. c.1885. English bond brick; low-pitched hipped Welsh slate roof
with glass lantern. One storey; 5-bay range. Gabled porch in end wall: round
window above pointed-arched doorway set in segmental-arched surround with
imposts, and flanked by segmental-arched windows. Side walls: sunk panel in each
bay has pierced stone ventilation holes above and below blind lancets with thin
stone imposts. Interior: staircase to viewing gallery. It cost £964 to build.
Racquets was first played in the Fleet prison c.1816 and was played in the army
and public schools from the mid C19: 12 courts, dating from the 1860's, survive
in public schools.
(T.D. Raikes, Fifty Years of St. Peter's College, 1897, pp,161-2).
Listing NGR: SU5192999614
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Source: English Heritage
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