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100 Distinctive Mews Properties

by Martyn Brown on November 23, 2014
100 Distinctive Mews Properties
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London mews properties are known for their modesty, uniformity, consistency of appearance and collective charm. They are not thought of in terms of their variety of size and appearance yet there are many examples of highly distinctive mews properties.

The variety of appearance arises from their adaptability and through the alterations owners have undertaken to the properties to bring their individual expression to bear.

Initially most mews would have been two storeys comprising coach house doors and pedestrian doors to the ground floor and fenestration with perhaps a hay door to the first floor and a sloping roof hidden behind a parapet wall at roof level. The whole property would be finished in brickwork and timber with little in the way of decoration.

Today after perhaps 150-200 years of alterations, repairs and extensions the variety of mews is considerable. The properties now extend to three, four, perhaps five storeys (although not all may be visible). They have different colour brickwork and finishes, different doors and fenestration etc.

Here are some of the most distinctive:

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  1. Belgrave Mews West – The Star Tavern Pub, Number 6 (see our BLOG post on The Great and The Good Mews for additional information).Belgrave Mews West Sw1 07-42
  2. Chester Square Mews – Number 9 was added after the war on a significantly larger scale than the other surviving mews properties.Chester Square Mews
  3. Hippodrome Mews – Number 1 displays unusual front extensions/ oriel windows in correlation with the rest of the redeveloped mews terrace. Hippodrome Mews
  4. Eaton Mews West – Belgravia Garages: part of a mews terrace converted into a large garage. Numbers 1-4 Eaton mews West being combined.Eaton Mews West
  5. Grosvenor Crescent Mews – Number 27 is larger than all the other properties in the mews.Grosvenor Crescent Mews
  6. Kinnerton Place South – Unusual courtyard design with an access balcony to the upper level above Number 6. Kinnerton Place South
  7. Lowndes Close – Unusual 1930’s red brick mews building in a terrace of similar; all with shutters. Lowndes Close
  8. Lyall Mews – Number 49 has an unusual top storey oriel window and slightly larger proportions than the other mews properties in the terrace. Lyall Mews
  9. Wilton Row – Number 5, in purple, has original front elevations that are 2 and a half storeys high; the half storey at the second floor level contains blind window panels. This is an unusual feature that is repeated along this entire section of the terrace. Wilton Row
  10. Cheval Place – The elevations of Number 66 have been preserved and now contrast with the surrounding, redeveloped properties. Cheval Place
  11. Camden Mews – Number 66 Camden Square, by Rodger Davis, Peter Bell & Partners (built 1984-5), constructed in timber above a brick plinth. The house can be seen in the background of this photograph.Camden Mews
  12. Cobham Mews – Since 1990 a cleverly designed pair of two storey studio offices by David Chipperfield Architects has occupied the previously undeveloped space behind Murray Street.Cobham Mews
  13. Old Brewery Mews – Numbers 1 and 2; two storey properties dominating the former-brewery complex.Old Brewery Mews
  14. David Mews – Number 14, being the rear of 120 Baker St, stands above its neighbours and displays enlarged fenestration than that typical of mews property.  David Mews
  15. Elvaston Mews – Number 17 with decorative red brick gables differs from the conventional style of the other properties in the mews. Elvaston Mews
  16. Addison Place – A magnificent arched window spans almost the entire width of the front elevation at Number 1. Addison Place
  17. Bakers Mews – Numbers 15-17 display 3 different styles of mews house in the same terrace.Baker's Mews
  18. Boscobel Place – Number 48 displaying an enlarged oriel window spanning the second storey. Boscobel Place
  19. Boyne Terrace Mews – A mews-Style house with timber cladding and roof-windows at Number 10. Boyne Terrace Mews
  20. Clabon Mews – Number 3 having an angular roof and symmetrical design with two garage doors and a circular window. Clabon Mews
  21. Clabon Mews – Number 57 has a more ornate roof line than the surrounding properties in the terrace. Clabon Mews
  22. Clabon Mews – Number 65 again has an ornate roof line with alternating curves and turrets, similar to the next property in the terrace that can also be seen in the photograph. Clabon Mews
  23. Clabon MewsLarger than the surrounding properties, Number 30 dominates its smaller neighbours. Clabon Mews
  24. Codrington Mews – Hidden away in the corner of the mews is a curved staircase leading to an entrance for Number 5 on the second storey. Codrington Mews
  25. Courtfield Mews – A second-floor door tucked away in the corner of the mews and accessed by a balcony. Courtfield Mews
  26. Cross Keys Close – Number 2 displaying a winch; the building is on a smaller scale than the surrounding properties. Cross Keys Close
  27. Devonshire Mews South – An outside staircase leads to the entrance to Number 97 on the second floor. Devonshire Mews South
  28. Pindock Mews – The corner of this mews houses an enclosed entrance under a smaller mews property.  Pindock Mews
  29. Fosbury MewsAn enlarged balcony is inset into the upper floor of Number 8. Fosbury Mews
  30. Upbrook Mews – An unusual front extension to Number 26, with an overhang on the roof. Upbrook Mews
  31. Upbrook Mews – Number 24 is a larger size and has a very distinctive facade. Upbrook Mews
  32. Conduit Mews – The curved, arched design of Number 15 differentiates from the straight, flat roofs of the neighbouring properties in the terrace. Conduit Mews
  33. Praed Mews Number 12 has long arched windows and is an imposing, larger size than the rest of the properties in the mews. Praed Mews
  34. Bathurst MewsNumber 51 has a slightly protruding window. Bathurst Mews
  35. Portsea Mews – One of the garages is decorated with a Metalwork sign next to upper-level carriage doors. Portsea Mews
  36. Orme Court Mews – Number 1, similar to 2 and 3, is not a typical mews-style property and instead has a facade of undecorated red brick in a cottage-style. Orme Court Mews
  37. Adam’s Row – Number 19 has decorative red-brick gables which are similar to Number 17 Elvaston Mews, and the rest of the terrace in Adam’s Row. Adam's Row
  38. Reeves Mews – Numbers 44 and 45 have a distinctive roof line. Reeves Mews
  39. Hays Mews – A small, black property (Number 7) contrasts in colour and size to the other buildings in the mews. Hay's Mews
  40. Portland Mews – Number 2 with shutters and large upper-storey windows embodies the warehouse-style courtyard. Portland Mews
  41. Weymouth Mews The larger house, Number 25, was built in the early 20th Century and has an external staircase to the first floor entrance. Weymouth Mews
  42. Weymouth Mews – Two contrasting houses are positioned next to each other. Weymouth Mews
  43. Park Crescent Mews West – A significant front extension at the end of the terrace. Park Crescent Mews West
  44. Devonshire Close – One of the 19th Century houses has a balcony on the first floor.Devonshire Close
  45. Devonshire Place Mews – Number 39 has a rounded roof. Devonshire Place Mews
  46. Murray Mews – Number 21a stands out in this mews containing plenty of distinctive properties. Murray Mews
  47. Marylebone MewsThe Studio at Number 4 has a distinctive roof line with a protruding arched upper storey. Marylebone Mews
  48. Marylebone Mews – Contrasting fenestration style of Number 3. Marylebone Mews
  49. Seymour MewsNumber 7 with triple garage configuration, window placement and larger proportions than the surrounding properties. Seymour Mews
  50. Brunswick Mews – Tucked away in the corner is Number 16. Brunswick Mews
  51. Great Cumberland Mews – A front extension with slight protrusion at the end of the terrace. Great Cumberland Mews
  52. Montagu Mews South The house at the end of the terrace has a hexagonal turret. Montagu Mews South
  53. Bryanston Mews West – The terrace ends with a larger proportioned, blue-painted house. Bryanston Mews West
  54. Bryanston Mews East – Number 25 is slightly submerged below floor level and is accessed by descending steps, similar to the adjacent property Number 24. Bryanston Mews East
  55. Wyndham Mews – Number 4 has a contrasting height to it’s adjacent property. This pattern continuing along the entire terrace; alternating in height. Wyndham Mews
  56. Durweston Street – A balcony spans the entire second storey, providing access to the upper entrances. The property has garages on the first floor. Durweston Street
  57. Russell Court – An unusual uniformed layout to the mews, with windows interspersing the garage doors. Russell Court
  58. Chester Square Mews – Number 8 is a smaller property, especially contrasting with the imposing size of Number 9. Chester Square Mews
  59. Hamilton Close – The rendered and painted facade of Number 9 stands out amongst the plain brickwork of the rest of the terrace. Hamilton Close
  60. Hamilton Close – At the end of the mews resides a triangular shaped house, set apart from the rest of the terrace. Hamilton Close
  61. Horbury Mews – Number 6 and 7 are both joined together with an inscribed roof addition displaying the name and date of the mews. Horbury Mews
  62. Holland Park MewsSimilar to the rest of the mews in the terrace, Number 67 has a front extension and an ornate archway can be seen at the end of the mews. Holland Park Mews
  63. Codrington Mews – The end of the terrace has been painted very distinctively. 
  64. Colville MewsThe property at the end of the terrace and next to the Museum has been painted to reflect the Union Jack. Colville Mews

  65. Colville Mews – In a similar vein, the next house in the terrace has been painted purple, with light wooden doors and window shutters. Colville Mews
  66. Manson Mews – Number 12, the house at the end of the mews has a balcony and enclave. Manson Mews
  67. Queensberry Mews West – Number 20 has a curved exterior staircase leading to the second storey balcony of the front extension. Queensberry Mews West
  68. Osten Mews – The corner house, Number 15 is ornately covered in Ivy. Osten Mews
  69. Queens Gate Mews – Number 27 contrasts from the older properties in the mews with modern fenestration and red brickwork. Queen's Gate Mews
  70. Hyde Park Gate Mews – Numbers 1-4 are in a regency style around a courtyard. Not typical of a mews. Hyde Park Gate Mews
  71. Reston Place – Number 6 has a cottage-style, not typical of a mews. Reston Place
  72. Egerton Gardens Mews – Number 3 has a large arched window. Egerton Gardens Mews
  73. Crescent Place – The properties are accessed under a section of the building into a courtyard. Crescent Place
  74. Glynde Mews – A modern redevelopment of the original mews in an unconventional style. Glynde Mews
  75. Cavaye Place – Number 17 stands alone in 3 Storeys. Cavaye Place
  76. Dove Mews – The entire terrace has a front extension with a balcony running along the second storey from which the properties can be accessed. Dove Mews
  77. Cadogan Lane – Number 1 in the mews has large columns and prominent fenestration. Cadogan Lane
  78. Canning Place Mews – The entire courtyard is surrounded by 2 layers of balconies. Canning Place Mews
  79. Kensington Court Mews – A walkway connects the balconies on the third storey together. Kensington Court Mews
  80. Adam and Eve Mews – A pink-painted brickwork building has a slightly different style to the majority of properties in the mews. Adam and Eve Mews
  81. Princess Mews – Number 12A, similar to the rest of the mews properties in the terrace, has protruding oriel windows. Princess Mews
  82. Elizabeth Mews – A property with a roof garden stands out amongst the otherwise, uniform terrace. Elizabeth Mews
  83. Camden Mews – An entirely wooden-clad house. Camden Mews
  84. Murray Mews – One of the properties in this mews has been extended in an L-Configuration. Murray Mews
  85. Doughty Mews – A full-length window spans one of the properties in this mews. Doughty Mews
  86. Tottenham Mews – Number 4 is a newer build with an overhanging roof and balcony. Tottenham Mews
  87. Priory Mews – The only remaining property stands alone in front of Larkhall Park. Priory Mews
  88. Springbridge Mews – Number 7, similar to other properties in the mews, has been pebbledashed and painted in white to contrast with the red doors and window surrounds. Springbridge Mews
  89. Graces Mews – A grey, modern, timber house stands out. Graces Mews
  90. Clarence Mews – Grey wooden clad house with red, orange and purple painted lower floors. Clarence Mews
  91. The Cobbled Yard – A collection of properties arranged in a courtyard, selling antiques. The Cobbled Yard
  92. Ennismore Mews – The house at the end of the street has filled-in upper windows and a protruding lower window. Ennismore Mews
  93. Ennismore Mews – Number 22 is ornately decorated with a marble bust. Ennismore Mews
  94. Ennismore Mews – Number 30 is squeezed into the corner of the mews and curves around. Ennismore Mews
  95. Groom Place – The Horse and Groom Pub. Groom Place
  96. Rodmarton Street – Rounded windows make Number 18 stand out amongst the uniformed style of the other properties. Rodmarton Street
  97. Ladbroke Mews – Number 7 displays a rather unusual window style, with the front facade curving around to accommodate it. Ladbroke Mews
  98. Ladbroke Walk – Different size linear windows decorate the front elevation of this property. Ladbroke Walk
  99. Lambton Place/ Ledbury Mews West – This property in the middle of the two mews has a bold design and accented windows. Lambton Place
  100. Worple Road Mews – A wooden addition to the front facade of the house. Worple Road Mews
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