Situated within Inner London in the Borough of Camden is Boades Mews; a gated pedestrian through road approached through an entrance under a building on New End. The Mews contains 2 properties used for residential purposes. It is located on the site of an original Mews but has been re-developed to a degree that it no longer contains any surviving Mews properties.
The Mews is part of the Hampstead Conservation Area; designated on 29th January 1968, the area contains a large number of listed buildings with archeological interest and is situated in North London, from Finchley Road to Highgate. It also demonstrates aspects of an 18th Century Village, adjacent to streets created in the Victorian Era as well as many 20th Century developments.
A high explosive bomb fell onto New End, very close to the Mews, presumably causing significant damage to the properties in World War II and when the London Poverty Maps were first published, the area was deemed to have a mixture of comfortable and poorer living conditions.
The two storey properties have rendered and painted brickwork facades with a mixture of gable and pitched roof styles, surrounded by a tarmacadam road surface with restricted parking. The properties also have gardens.
The original purpose of the Mews was to provide stable/ coach house accommodation for the main houses on the surrounding streets and nowadays they are predominantly used for residential purposes.
Before and since 2003 there have been very few planning applications made for alterations to the properties within the Mews, the most notable being; the placement of a satellite dish on the roof of a property.