Situated in South-West London in the Borough of Wandsworth, is Ernshaw Place; a cobbled cul-de-sac off Carlton Drive. The Mews contains 12 properties used for residential purposes.
The Mews is not part of a Conservation Area but since 6th October 2014, it has been included on Wandsworth Borough Council’s Local List of Buildings of Architectural or Historic Interest. A high explosive bomb fell onto Carlton Drive in World War II and when the London Poverty Maps were first published, the area was deemed to have comfortable living conditions with ordinary household earnings for the time.
The two storey properties have plain and painted brickwork facades and pitched or parapet roof styles, surrounded by a cobbled road surface with both intact and converted garages and restricted parking.
The original purpose of the Mews was to provide stable/ coach house accommodation for the main houses on the surrounding streets and nowadays they are predominantly used for residential purposes.
Before and since 2003 there have been a number of planning applications made for alterations to the properties within the Mews, the most notable being; garage conversions and changes to the fenestration.