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Tennis Court

A Grade II Listed Building in Oxford, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7517 / 51°45'6"N

Longitude: -1.2519 / 1°15'6"W

OS Eastings: 451735

OS Northings: 206154

OS Grid: SP517061

Mapcode National: GBR 8Z4.29J

Mapcode Global: VHCXV.870H

Entry Name: Tennis Court

Listing Date: 27 November 1963

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1105651

English Heritage Legacy ID: 245606

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1

County: Oxfordshire

District: Oxford

Town: Oxford

Electoral Ward/Division: Holywell

Built-Up Area: Oxford

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Oxford St Mary the Virgin with St Cross with St Peter-in-the-East,

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

KYBALD 3TEEET
1.
1485
(South Side)
Tennis Court
SP 5106 SE 9/357A 27.11.63.
II GV
2.
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

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