Situated in south-east London in the Borough of Lewisham, is Ashby Mews; a part-cobbled Mews-style through road off Ashby Road. The Mews contains a few properties – mainly run-down garages.
The street is not part of a Conservation Area. When the London Poverty Maps were published, the area surrounding the Mews was deemed to have very comfortable living conditions and higher than average household earnings. A high explosive bomb fell directly onto the Mews in World War II.
The one and two storey properties have plain brickwork facades and gable or parapet roof styles, surrounded by a cobbled, pebbled and tarmacadam road surface with intact garages.
The original purpose of the street was to provide stable/ coach house accommodation for the main houses on the surrounding streets and nowadays they are used primarily for commercial purposes, with the original garages remaining.