Gloucester Place Mews is a through road between George Street and Montagu Place in Westminster. There are 50 properties in the Mews, used for residential purposes. The Mews runs nearly in line with Montagu Mews North and is parallel to Rodmarton Street, also original/ surviving Mews streets.
A high explosive bomb fell onto Montagu Square, very close by to the Mews in World War II. When the London Poverty Maps were published, the area was determined as having fairly comfortable living conditions and households with good ordinary earnings.
Gloucester Place Mews is a part of Westminster City Council’s Portman Estate Conservation Area. Situated in the boundaries of Marylebone, which was once covered with forest and marshland, the estate originally comprised about 270 acres and now contains a variety of buildings from different centuries, from many examples of Mews to the grand terraces of Bryanston Square and Montagu Square.
The variety and number of mews developments is an important feature within the area. On the eastern side of the conservation area are a series of mews which run through the Portman Estate on a continuous north-south axis; Sherlock Mews, Kenrick Place, Broadstone Place, Kendal Place, Baker’s Mews and Seymour Mews.
The two storey properties are a mixture of plain and rendered brickwork and have roofs hidden behind parapet walls. Most of the garages remain intact and are surrounded by a tarmacadam road surface.
The original purpose of Gloucester Place Mews was to provide stable/ coach house accommodation to the main houses on Gloucester Place and Montagu Square. Now, it is predominantly used for residential purposes.
Many planning applications have been made since 2003 including garage conversions for additional residential accommodation and changes to the fenestration. Conservation Area controls now apply to new development in the Mews.