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3-39, Ellacombe Road

A Grade II Listed Building in Torquay, Torbay

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Latitude: 50.4704 / 50°28'13"N

Longitude: -3.5274 / 3°31'38"W

OS Eastings: 291705

OS Northings: 64512

OS Grid: SX917645

Mapcode National: GBR QV.WZ6M

Mapcode Global: FRA 37HT.9M0

Plus Code: 9C2RFFCF+53

Entry Name: 3-39, Ellacombe Road

Listing Date: 3 May 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1280051

English Heritage Legacy ID: 390598

ID on this website: 101280051

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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885-1/14/91 (West side)
Nos.3-39 (Consecutive)


Terrace of 37 houses. Probably 1870s, following the opening up
of the Ellacombe Valley by Sir Lawrence Palk for working men's
dwellings. Designed by JW Rowell. Snecked local grey limestone
rubble with brick dressings (now mostly painted); slate roofs;
stacks with brick shafts with corbelled cornices (now mostly
PLAN: A long terrace built overlooking Ellacombe Green,
presented by Palk to the town in 1869, the date of his son's
majority. Terrace arranged in pairs: single-depth blocks, one
room wide, with front doors to the centre; end stacks. Each
pair has a central rear service wing at right-angles, divided
between the houses; some of these retain end stacks.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, some towards the bottom of the hill, with
basements. The pairs alternate between those with small gables
to the front and those with gabled dormers. Each house has
steps up to a front door with a crank-headed fanlight. 3-light
high-transomed adjacent ground-floor window, with brick
quoins, also with a cranked arch; 2-light similar first-floor
crank-headed window. There have been some alterations to
windows and doors. The original front doors appear either to
have been 4-panel or vertical boarding. Original windows are
high transomed casements with planted chamfered mouldings;
original chimney pots have plain glazed cylinders. No.26 is a
shop and may always have been one.
Late C19/early C20 symmetrical shopfront with outer pilasters
with incised Greek key decoration and a fascia with a cornice.
Central recessed shop door, glazed with a low panel. Nos 33,
35 and 35 have carved heads on key blocks.
INTERIOR: Not inspected but may retain features of interest.
With the group in Princes Road (qv), these form part of an
exceptionally well-planned and designed group of mid C19
workers' housing.

Listing NGR: SX9170564512

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