Cerney Mews is a gated cul-de-sac, approached through an entrance under a building on Gloucester Terrace. The private Mews has 3 properties used for residential purposes and is oriented in a south-west to north-east direction. 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.
In World War II, a high explosive bomb fell directly onto Lancaster Terrace, just below the Mews and presumably the properties had to be rebuilt as a result. When the London Poverty Maps were published, the area was described as being comfortable with normal household earnings.
Cerney Mews is part of Westminster City Council’s Bayswater Conservation Area. Developed over the space of about 70 years, the townscape is uniform despite being composed of several distinct areas and is made up of a regular composition of streets and squares in an Italianate style. An important aspect of the street pattern are the several mews, some quite intimate and others so large that they appear to be a development of their own. The contrast of scale provided by these mews is a crucial aspect of the overall area’s character.
The properties have a mixture of mansard and parapet roofs and a painted brickwork facade. Not much else is known about the Mews as it is gated and no public access is permitted.
The original purpose of the Mews was to provide stabling for the surrounding properties but nowadays they are mainly used for residential purposes. There have been a few planning applications made prior to or since 2003. Conservation Area controls now apply to any new development in the Mews.