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Racquets Court

A Grade II Listed Building in Radley, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6929 / 51°41'34"N

Longitude: -1.2501 / 1°15'0"W

OS Eastings: 451929

OS Northings: 199614

OS Grid: SU519996

Mapcode National: GBR 8ZQ.W6P

Mapcode Global: VHCY1.8QZ3

Entry Name: Racquets Court

Listing Date: 24 June 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1182397

English Heritage Legacy ID: 249783

Location: Radley, Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, OX14

County: Oxfordshire

District: Vale of White Horse

Civil Parish: Radley

Built-Up Area: Radley

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Radley

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

RADLEY ST. PETER'S COLLEGE
SU59NW
9/107 Racquets' Court
GV II
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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