Gaspar Close is a cobbled cul-de-sac approached through its own arch on Courtfield Gardens in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, opposite Gaspar Mews, another original/ surviving Mews. It contains just 2 properties used for residential purposes.
In World War II, a high explosive bomb fell onto Courtfield Gardens, just south of the Mews and presumably causing some damage to the properties. When the London Poverty Maps were published, the Mews was noted as having comfortable living conditions with ordinary household earnings for the time.
Gaspar Close is part of Kensington’s ‘Courtfield’ Conservation Area; first designated in 1971 as Collingham Gardens and was subsequently expanded up to 1985. It is an attractive residential enclave surrounded by many major roads, providing a firm boundary to the area meaning further expansion is unlikely. The formal terraces, gardens and wide roads provide an elegant character to the area.
The two storey properties have roofs hidden behind parapet walls and plain or painted brickwork facades. Parking is restricted along the cobbled road surface and there are intact garages present.
Originally the stable house accommodation for the main houses on Cromwell Road, the primary purpose of the Mews properties is now residential.
Before and since 2003 there have been no planning applications made for alterations to the properties in Gaspar Close. Conservation Area controls apply to any new development in the Mews.