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Jesmond Racquet Court

55.000521, -1.605561

Jesmond, Newcastle


19th c




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Last Updated:

4 Jul 2022

HER Description

Real tennis court and house, now badminton and real tennis club;by F.W. Rich for Sir Andrew Noble. Flemish garden wall bond brick with ashlar and terracotta dressings; roof of plain tiles with terracotta gable copings; lead turret roofs. One high storey, 8 bays and 2-storey ninth bay. Pent entrance extension on right return; low 4-bay pent front extension. South elevation: large round windows, with pivoted central section and metal glazing bars, in keyed ashlar and terracotta surrounds; bays defined by buttresses. Ninth bay has upper 4-light stone-mullioned window. Pentice in front of 4 right bays has sash windows, tripartite in gabled alternate bays. Tall octagonal corner turrets have terracotta strings; cornices and high domes with ball finials. Right return entrance porch has arts-and-crafts Gothic style ornament above elliptical open arch; parapet with high spike finials. Wood gallery on rear.

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Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey, 1890s

'Sketches of The Coal Mines in Northumberland and Durham' T.H.Hair, published in 1844

Real Tennis courts in 1894. Source:

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'Sketches of The Coal Mines in Northumberland and Durham' T.H.Hair, published in 1844

Plan of the grounds from 1892. Source:

Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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