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Latitude: 50.4695 / 50°28'10"N
Longitude: -3.5261 / 3°31'33"W
OS Eastings: 291793
OS Northings: 64414
OS Grid: SX917644
Mapcode National: GBR QV.WZLK
Mapcode Global: FRA 37HT.B41
Plus Code: 9C2RFF9F+RH
Entry Name: 31 and 33, Princes Road
Listing Date: 3 May 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1206828
English Heritage Legacy ID: 390759
Location: Torbay, TQ1
Electoral Ward/Division: Ellacombe
Built-Up Area: Torquay
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Ellacombe Christ Church
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX9164 PRINCES ROAD
885-1/14/216 (East side)
Nos.31 AND 33
Pair of houses. Probably 1860s, designed by JW Rowell, as part
of the development around Ellacombe Green, presented to the
town in 1859 by Sir Lawrence Palk. Snecked local grey
limestone rubble with polychromatic brick and stone dressings;
slate roof (replaced with asbestos); stacks with brick shafts.
PLAN: On a corner site. Mirror plan pair; overall T-plan. Main
rooms in the front block, end on to the street with entrances
on the long outer sides. Rear wing at right-angles for
services with subsidiary service wings off to the rear.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. Symmetrical 2-window front to Princes
Road with 2 gables, one on either side of a central corbelled
chimney stack with 4 shafts. 3-light ground floor windows one
to each house with cranked voussoirs, glazed with
high-transomed casements. 2-light first-floor windows one to
each house, each with cranked brick arch and, above it, a
pointed arched tympanum with red brick and stone decoration.
The outer return has a red brick string course; front door
towards the angle with the service wing with one first floor
2-light casement. The gable ends of the service wings are
similarly treated with polychromatic details and tympana.
INTERIOR: Not inspected but may retain features of interest.
Included for group value.
Part of an exceptionally well-planned and designed group of
mid C19 workers' housing.
Listing NGR: SX9179364414
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