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Real Tennis Court and Exhibition Centre

A Grade II Listed Building in Hatfield, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7618 / 51°45'42"N

Longitude: -0.2109 / 0°12'39"W

OS Eastings: 523570

OS Northings: 208521

OS Grid: TL235085

Mapcode National: GBR J9M.FJ0

Mapcode Global: VHGPL.9ZCB

Entry Name: Real Tennis Court and Exhibition Centre

Listing Date: 9 December 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1296204

English Heritage Legacy ID: 158408

Location: Hatfield, Welwyn Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9

County: Hertfordshire

District: Welwyn Hatfield

Civil Parish: Hatfield

Built-Up Area: Hatfield

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Bishops Hatfield Saint Etheldreda with Saint Luke

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

Old Hatfield
(west side)

15/145 Real Tennis Court and
Exhibition Centre


Real Tennis Court and Riding School, the latter now an exhibition
centre. Built 1840 by the Second Marquess of Salisbury. Facade
to Palace courtyard is a Tudor style composition with imitation
windows, 2 storeys and attics. Red brick. Plain tiles. 2
light blank windows faced with Welsh slate. Gables with
roundels. Left side projects forward slightly and has 2 gables
and a small gabled tower on right. 2 4-centre arch moulded brick
doorways. Right side has a crow-stepped gable over a 3-light
elliptical-arched 1st floor window. Similar right hand tower
completes the picturesque group. Plain brick rear elevations,
the tennis court with continuous upper-floor bands of sash
windows. Interior of tennis court has York stone floor with
original numbered markings painted on floor and walls. Sloping
roofs over 3 colonnaded viewing galleries. One of four or five
such courts in the country.

Listing NGR: TL2357008521

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