Eccleston Mews is a cobbled cul-de-sac off Belgrave Place in Westminster and is approached through its own arch. There are 30 properties in the Mews, used for residential purposes and it runs directly in line with Eaton Mews North, another original/ surviving Mews.
A high explosive bomb fell onto Eaton Square, south-west of the Mews 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.
Eccleston 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 storey properties are a mixture of painted and rendered brickwork and display parapet and flat roof styles. There are intact garages present, surrounded by a cobbled road surface.
The original purpose of Eccleston Mews was to provide stable/ coach house accommodation to the main houses on Eaton Square and Eaton Place. Now, it is predominantly used for residential purposes.
Many planning applications have been made since 2003, most notably changes to the fenestration, roof extensions and conversion of garages to residential quarters. Some of the properties have been demolished and rebuilt to mews-style. Conservation Area controls now apply to new development in the Mews.