Elgin Mews South is a cobbled through road approached through its own arch off Randolph Avenue, leading to Lanark Road in Westminster. There are 13 properties in the Mews, used for residential purposes.
A high explosive bomb fell onto Randolph Avenue very close by, 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 middle class and well-to-do.
Elgin Mews South is situated in Westminster City Council’s Maida Vale Conservation Area. Designated in 1968, the name derives from the early 19th century public house ‘The Heroes of Maida’ on Edgware Road. The area contains over 350 listed buildings, the Grand Union Canal and Regent’s Canal. Tree lined streets are a common feature and give the area a leafy character, enhancing the layout of the roads and the buildings’ individual characteristics.
The two storey properties are a mixture of plain and painted brickwork and have roofs hidden behind parapet walls. The garages present are intact and are surrounded by a cobbled road surface. A pair of houses linked by a Mews arch are registered listed buildings.
The original purpose of Elgin Mews South was to provide stable/ coach house accommodation to the main houses on Elgin Avenue. Now, it is predominantly used for residential purposes.
A few planning applications have been made before and since 2003, most notably; basement excavations. Conservation Area controls now apply to new development in the Mews.