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Racquet Court, Newcastle upon Tyne

Description: Racquet Court

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 304639

OS Grid Reference: NZ2534367400
OS Grid Coordinates: 425343, 567400
Latitude/Longitude: 55.0005, -1.6053

Location: 3 Matthew Bank, Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE2 2EU

Locality: Newcastle upon Tyne
County: Newcastle upon Tyne
Country: England
Postcode: NE2 2EU

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Listing Text

(north side, off)
9/319 Racquet Court
Real tennis court and house, now badminton and real tennis club;by F.W. Rich
for Sir Andrew Noble. Flemish garden wall bond brick with ashlar and terracotta
dressings; roof of plain tiles with terracotta gable copings; lead turret roofs.
One high storey, 8 bays and 2-storey ninth bay. Pent entrance extension on
right return; low 4-bay pent front extension. South elevation: large round
windows, with pivoted central section and metal glazing bars, in keyed ashlar and
terracotta surrounds; bays defined by buttresses. Ninth bay has upper 4-light
stone-mullioned window. Pentice in front of 4 right bays has sash windows,
tripartite in gabled alternate bays. Tall octagonal corner turrets have
terracotta strings; cornices and high domes with ball finials. Right return
entrance porch has arts-and-crafts Gothic style ornament above elliptical open
arch; parapet with high spike finials. Wood gallery on rear.

Listing NGR: NZ2534367400

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Source: English Heritage

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