Royal tennis court and stables
|Name||Royal tennis court and stables|
|OS grid ref||NO 25393 07653|
|Latitude & longitude||56°15′20″N 3°12′21″W|
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.
|HES listing details|
|Reference: LB8800||Date: 01/02/1972||Category: A|
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. [...]