Cornwall Mews West is a cobbled cul-de-sac off Cornwall Gardens in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, approached through its own arch. Cornwall Mews West contains 9 properties, used for residential purposes.
During World War II, the Aggregate Night Time Bomb Census recorded a high explosive bomb falling onto Cornwall Gardens, east of the Mews. In the past, the area was noted as having comfortable living conditions and ordinary household earnings for the time when the London Poverty Maps were first published.
The Mews is part of the ‘Cornwall’ Conservation Area. The De Vere Conservation Area was originally designated in 1969 as Kensington New Town, with the other two (Kensington Court and Cornwall) areas being designated separately soon after. In 1985, the boundaries were modified and revised.
The two and four storey properties have plain or painted brickwork facades with mansard roof styles, surrounded by a cobbled road surface and partial raised pavements.
Originally used as the coach house/ stable accommodation for the main houses on Cornwall Gardens, the primary purpose of the Mews properties is now residential rather than commercial.
Before and since 2003 there have been very few planning applications made for alterations to the properties within the Mews.
Conservation Area controls apply to any new development in the Mews.