Royal tennis court and stables

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Building summary
Real Tennis Court, Falkland Palace (geograph 3106076).jpg
Name Royal tennis court and stables
Address ?
Postcode ?
Other names Caichpule
Date 1528-31
OS grid ref NO 25393 07653
Latitude & longitude 56°15′20″N 3°12′21″W
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HES listing details[1]
Category A
Reference / Date LB8800 / 01/02/1972
Address/Site Name

Falkland Palace Royal Stables and Tennis Court or Caichpule


1528-31, long rectangular former stable range; rubble with ashlar dressings, narrow windows, crowsteps and slated roof. 1539-41, real tennis court addition to E side of stable: rectangular court surrounded by high walls; internal timber penthouses (spectator galleries) with lean-to roofs to S and E sides.

Statement of special interest

The Royal Tennis Court at Falkland Palace is understood to be the earliest surviving real tennis court in the world and is a building of exceptional national significance. [...]

The royal tennis court and stables are a building in the grounds of Falkland Palace.

"Caichpule" (also spelt cachpell, etc.) is an old Scottish name for tennis or a tennis court.