Bywell Place is a redeveloped, cobbled cul-de-sac off Wells Street in Westminster. The Mews contains 6 properties, used for commercial purposes.
In World War II, a high explosive bomb fell onto the western end of Riding House Street, and as a result many of the properties on this street, Bourdon Place (a redeveloped Mews off Riding House Street) and presumably Bywell Place just around the corner, had to be rebuilt. The cul-de-sac is recorded as having comfortable living conditions with ordinary household salaries when the London Poverty Maps were first published.
Bywell Place is in Westminster City Council’s East Marylebone Conservation Area. Designated in 1982, the area is characterised by its diverse townscape and the range and interest of its buildings and uses. There are a wide range of warehouses and Mews throughout the Conservation Area, contributing to an industrial character in parts.
The Mews consists of three storey, plain brickwork properties with mansard roofs. The road surface is cobbled, and parking is restricted. The garages present are intact.
Originally the stable accommodation for the properties in Great Titchfield Street, the Mews is still used primarily for commercial purposes. There have been a few planning applications made before and since 2003, mainly minor changes to the exteriors of the properties and changes to the fenestration. Conservation Area controls apply to any new development in the Mews.