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1-29, Princes Road

A Grade II Listed Building in Torquay, Torbay

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Latitude: 50.4692 / 50°28'9"N

Longitude: -3.5266 / 3°31'35"W

OS Eastings: 291756

OS Northings: 64377

OS Grid: SX917643

Mapcode National: GBR QV.WZFH

Mapcode Global: FRA 37HT.9XB

Plus Code: 9C2RFF9F+M9

Entry Name: 1-29, Princes Road

Listing Date: 3 May 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1280037

English Heritage Legacy ID: 390758

ID on this website: 101280037

Location: Torquay, Torbay, Devon, TQ1

County: Torbay

Electoral Ward/Division: Ellacombe

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Torquay

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Ellacombe Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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885-1/14/215 (East side)
Nos.1-29 (Odd)


Terrace of 15 houses for workers. 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 brick dressings; slate roofs;
stacks with brick shafts.
PLAN: Terrace overlooking Ellacombe Green. Houses slightly
smaller than those up Ellacombe Road (qv). One room on plan,
each house with a small unheated rear service wing at
right-angles with a narrow yard alongside. Houses identical
except for larger ones at either end and No.15 in the centre,
which has a different design.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. One-window front to each house with a
gabled dormer. Front door to right in a crank-arched doorway.
The original doors (some replaced) are vertically boarded with
a triangular light cut out of the top. Ground-floor window
with crank-arched voussoirs, glazed with a 3-light
high-transomed casement. Similarly-glazed 2-light first floor
window with crank-arched voussoirs. No.1, to the right,
consists of 2 blocks with a standard front to the right but
with the front door to the left and, to the left, a projecting
one-window wing with a half-hipped roof to the front and
matching windows. No.29 the same but mirror plan. No.15, in
the centre, is gabled to the front; front door to the right;
first-floor window with a pointed-arched tympanum with
polychromatic detail.
INTERIOR: Not inspected but may retain features of interest.
Part of an exceptionally well-planned and designed group of
mid C19 workers' housing.
(Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1952-1989:

Listing NGR: SX9175664377

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