Previously known as Denbigh Mews, Denbigh Close is a cobbled cul-de-sac off Portobello Road in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It contains 18 properties used for residential purposes.
When the London Poverty Maps were published, the area was noted as having mixed living conditions, some houses were well off whilst others had lower than average household salaries.
The Mews is part of Kensington’s ‘Pembridge’ Conservation Area. One of the earliest designations in 1969, the area has since been developed in the 19th Century and contains a wide variety of different building types, from Mews to terraces and semi-detached/ detached villas.
The two storey properties have mansard and pitched roof styles and plain brickwork facades. Parking is restricted along the cobbled road, with partial-raised pavements.
Originally the stable house accommodation for the main houses on Denbigh Terrace and Chepstow Villas, the primary purpose of the Mews properties is now residential.
Before and since 2003 there have been a few planning applications made for alterations to the properties in Denbigh Close; most notably garage conversions to additional living space, changes to the fenestration and basement excavations.
Conservation Area controls now apply to new development in the Mews.