Dove Mews is a cobbled through road between Bina Gardens and Old Brompton Road in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It contains 16 properties used for residential purposes.
In World War II a high explosive bomb fell onto Drayton Gardens, south of the Mews. When the London Poverty Maps were published, the Mews was noted as having comfortable living conditions and ordinary household earnings for the time.
The Mews is part of Kensington’s ‘˜The Boltons’ Conservation Area. One of the more attractive of Kensington’s 32 Conservation Areas, it was designated in January 1970 and since extended to contain Dove Mews in the east and Seymour Walk in the south.
The two and three storey properties have mansard and parapet roof styles and plain or painted brickwork facades. Parking is allocated and restricted along the cobbled road surface and there are both intact and converted garages present. The street is blocked by bollards at one end so no traffic can get through on one side. There is entry from three sides for pedestrians.
Originally the stable house accommodation for the main houses on Bina Gardens and Rosary Gardens, 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 Cranley Mews; including elevational alterations and changes to the fenestration. Conservation Area controls apply to any new development in the Mews.