Eaton Mews South comprises two cobbled cul-de-sacs off Eccleston Street in Westminster and is approached through its own arch. There are 45 properties in the Mews, used for residential purposes and the two sections are directly in line with Boscobel Place, another original/ surviving Mews.
A high explosive bomb fell directly onto the Mews, meaning the properties had to be rebuilt as a result of the damage that occurred. When the London Poverty Maps were published, the area was determined as being fairly comfortable and having households with good ordinary earnings.
Eaton Mews South is part of Westminster City Council’s Belgravia Conservation Area. First designated in 1968, it was laid out as a fashionable residential area to the west of Buckingham Palace. There is a high degree of townscape uniformity and a formal layout based on a grid pattern. The area is predominantly residential with some shops on the edges. There are also a significant number of embassies, diplomatic buildings and institutional headquarters.
The two and three storey properties are a mixture of plain, painted and rendered brickwork and vary between mansard and parapet roof styles. There are intact garages present, surrounded by a cobbled road surface.
The original purpose of Eaton Mews South was to provide stable/ coach house accommodation to the main houses on Eaton Square and Chester Square. Now, it is predominantly used for residential purposes.
A large number of planning applications have been made before and since 2003, most notably basement excavations, changes to the fenestration, roof extensions and the complete demolition of some properties. Conservation Area controls now apply to new development in the Mews.