A small, cobbled cul-de-sac in Westminster, Devonshire Row Mews is approached through an entrance under a building from Devonshire Street and is directly opposite Bridford Mews, another original/ surviving Mews. The Mews runs roughly north-south and contains 7 properties.
A high explosive bomb was dropped onto Portland Place nearby in World War II and in earlier times, the Mews was identified and recorded on the Poverty Maps for the period as an area of mixed poor to fairly comfortable and ordinary earnings.
Devonshire Row Mews is situated in Westminster City Council’s Harley Street Conservation Area. First designated in 1968, the area is now dominated by terraced houses of different periods and different levels of social status. It retains a substantial medical presence, whilst offices predominate to the eastern edges.
The Mews contains one proper house and a car park. The facade is plain brickwork and the roofs are hidden behind parapet walls. The road surface is cobbled.
There have been very few planning applications made before 2003, all concerning felling trees. Conservation Area controls now apply to any new development in the Mews.