Hesper Mews is a cobbled through road off Bramham Gardens in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, leading to Laverton Place, also containing original/ surviving Mews properties. Hesper Mews contains 40 properties, used for residential purposes.
In the past, the area was noted as having comfortable living conditions and normal household earnings when the London Poverty Maps were first published.
The Mews is part of the ‘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 one, two and three storey properties have rendered or painted brickwork facades with a variety of mansard, parapet, gable and flat roof styles, surrounded by a cobbled road surface. There are lots of plants and a few winches present in the Mews, in addition to roof gardens on some of the properties.
Originally used as the coach house/ stable accommodation for the main houses on Bramham Gardens, the primary purpose of the Mews properties is now residential.
Before and since 2003 there have been many planning applications made for alterations to the properties in the Mews; mainly regarding new fenestration on some of the properties and the excavation of a basement for additional residential living space. Conservation Area controls apply to any new development in the Mews.