Ebury Mews is a cobbled through road between Eccleston Street and Elizabeth Street in Westminster. There are 46 properties in the Mews, used for residential purposes and it runs directly in line with Ebury Mews East, 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 in World War II. When the London Poverty Maps were published, the area was determined as being fairly comfortable and having households with good ordinary earnings.
Ebury Mews 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 display a variety of mansard and parapet roof styles. The garages present are intact and are surrounded by a cobbled road surface.
The original purpose of Ebury Mews was to provide stable/ coach house accommodation to the main houses on Ebury Street. Now, it is predominantly used for residential purposes.
Many planning applications have been made since 2003, most notably; roof extensions, changes to the fenestration and even the complete demolition of some properties to be rebuilt in a Mews-style. Conservation Area controls now apply to new development in the Mews.