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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1391058
English Heritage Legacy ID: 492744
Location: Exeter, Devon, EX2
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
871/0/10189 VICTORIA PARK ROAD
01-APR-04 Racquets Court immediately NNE of Matf
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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