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Racquets Court Immediately Nne of Matford Lodge

A Grade II Listed Building in Exeter, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.7177 / 50°43'3"N

Longitude: -3.5137 / 3°30'49"W

OS Eastings: 293235

OS Northings: 91994

OS Grid: SX932919

Mapcode National: GBR P1.9BL7

Mapcode Global: FRA 37J5.WFB

Entry Name: Racquets Court Immediately Nne of Matford Lodge

Listing Date: 1 April 2004

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1391058

English Heritage Legacy ID: 492744

Location: Exeter, Devon, EX2

County: Devon

District: Exeter

Town: Exeter

Electoral Ward/Division: Newtown and St Leonard's

Built-Up Area: Exeter

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Exeter St Leonard

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


871/0/10189 VICTORIA PARK ROAD
01-APR-04 Racquets Court immediately NNE of Matf
ord Lodge

II
Racquets court. Late C19. Red brick in English bond. Welsh slate hipped roof with louvred ventilator/lantern at apex with a glazed hipped roof and a wrought-iron weather-vane.
PLAN: Rectangular plan with square plan court to west open to roof and an integral outshut on east side containing veiwing gallery over changing rooms.
EXTERIOR: South side has three slender pilaster buttresses in brick and the outshut on right has doorways on ground and first floors with plank doors. Rear [north] wall built onto stone rubble boundary wall. The large rectangular ventilator/lantern at the apex of the roof has timber louvred sides, a glazed hipped roof and an ornate wrought-iron weather-vane with scroll brackets.
INTERIOR: The court has rendered walls and is open to the roof that has queen-post trusses and a boarded ceiling with a lantern over the centre. The viewing gallery on the east side has large rectangular openings with wire mesh grilles.
An unusually intact example of a Victorian racquets court.


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