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Covered Tennis Court, Cliveden Estate

A Grade II Listed Building in Taplow, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 51.5525 / 51°33'8"N

Longitude: -0.6833 / 0°41'0"W

OS Eastings: 491385

OS Northings: 184551

OS Grid: SU913845

Mapcode National: GBR F7J.N19

Mapcode Global: VHFT1.37LQ

Entry Name: Covered Tennis Court, Cliveden Estate

Listing Date: 26 April 2004

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1390848

English Heritage Legacy ID: 491133

Location: Taplow, South Bucks, Buckinghamshire, SL6

County: Buckinghamshire

District: South Bucks

Civil Parish: Taplow

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Taplow

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text


411/0/10056 Covered Tennis Court, Cliveden Estate

Covered tennis court. C 1900, designer unknown. Grey and red brick exterior, partially glazed roof. Classical exterior, with a triple-arched ground floor to the main gabled west-facing end, the arched openings now in-filled with boarding; above is a large window with wrought iron balcony, carried on a stone ledge, the tall window opening being set within a rusticated surround with a segmental arch above. Recessed side bays. To the south side is an end pavilion with arched ground floor entrances and bull's-eye windows to the upper floor. The other sides have had lower ancillary structures built up against them, and these are not regarded as possessing special interest.
INTERIOR: A large tennis court, spanned with an open bowstring-trussed roof. Lesser rooms run around the sides.
HISTORY: located about half a mile to the south-east of the house, this building formed a notable addition to the amenities of the Cliveden estate during the Astor years, and is listed as a notable building for sport of its day. During the First World War it was used as a Canadian military hospital, and was subsequently joined to a large hospital complex to the south, commenced in 1915 to the designs of Major Charles Skipper.

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