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December 2018 – Dunstable Mews

by David Sargent on December 1, 2018
December 2018 – Dunstable Mews
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We hope you all have a very festive, strong, and (dun) stable Christmas holidays and a Happy Mews Year.

Dunstable Mews is a cobbled cul-de-sac off Devonshire Street in Westminster. The Mews contains 7 properties and is linked to Clarke’s Mews, another original/ surviving Mews through a pedestrian thoroughfare. The Mews has a mixture of traditional and modern buildings and is used for residential purposes.

Between October 1940 and June 1941, a high explosive bomb is recorded falling onto the northern end of Beaumont Street. The area was noted as being fairly comfortable with good, ordinary household earnings when the London Poverty Maps were first published.

Dunstable Mews is situated to the west of the Harley Street Conservation Area in Westminster. First designated in 1968, the area is now dominated by terraced houses of different periods and different levels of social status. It retains a substantial medical presence, whilst offices predominate to the eastern edges.

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