The handball court in Nelson, South Wales, August 8, 1969. The three-walled court and home to Pêl-Law, the Welsh version of the game, has stood in the town since 1860.
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Game was first played against a flat wall of the Nelson Inn (now The Village Inn) but the Royal Oak PH subsequently constructed a purpose-built court to entice customers. Court is like those in Ireland with 3 sides, one of very few handball courts built on mainland Britain; another survives in Jersey Marine Neath dated 1864.
The hand ball court is located on the corner of Shingrig Road and Station Terrace in Nelson. Nelson’s handball court According to Coflein , the online database for the National Monuments Record of Wales, the court was built around 1860.
Nelson Handball Court built c.1860 At Nelson, Glamorgan, the game was first played against a flat wall of the Nelson Inn (now The Village Inn). In c.1860 the landlord of the nearby Royal Oak then constructed a purpose-built court to entice customers from the Nelson.
Description. The Old Ball Court on the Square at Nelson is a three-sided handball court constructed of coursed rubble with roughly squared quoins, built c. 1860, although it has been repaired and...
Nelson Handball Court, 2000; View map; Map 1st Edition (1868-1892) 2nd Edition (1899-1908) 3rd Edition (1920-1932) 4th Edition (1938-1954) Tithe Map
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The Nelson Court. The Old Ball Court in Nelson is a three-sided handball court constructed c.1860. The unique design is based upon the earlier court at the yard of the Nelson Inn. The landlord of the Royal Oak constructed the new court to entice more customers, especially from the Nelson Inn.
Nelson (Welsh: Ffos y Gerddinen) is a village and community in the County Borough of Caerphilly, Wales. It sits five miles north of Caerphilly and ten miles north of Cardiff , at the lower end of the Taff Bargoed Valley , and lies adjacent to Treharris , Trelewis and Quakers Yard .