Huntsworth Mews is a through road with a cul-de-sac section, approached through an entrance under a building on Gloucester Place in Westminster, leading onto Taunton Mews, another original/ surviving Mews. There are 34 properties in the Mews, used for residential and commercial purposes.
A high explosive bomb fell directly onto the Mews in World War II, affecting the properties and requiring them to be rebuilt. When the London Poverty Maps were published, the area was determined as very poor in comparison to the standard household salaries at the time.
Huntsworth Mews is situated within Westminster City Council’s Dorset Square Conservation Area. Characterised by large red brick and terracotta late Victorian buildings, larger scale buildings around the edges and a central residential area including first-rate town houses and Mews. The area also includes Marylebone and Baker Street stations.
The Mews has plain brickwork buildings with a mixture of mansard and parapet roof styles. The garages present are intact and surrounded by a tarmacadam road surface.
The original purpose of the Mews was to provide stable/ coach house accommodation to the main houses on Gloucester Place. Now, it is predominantly used for residential purposes although some commercial activity still takes place.
A few planning applications have been made before and since 2003 for alterations to the properties, mainly concerning roof extensions, changes to the fenestration and the partial or complete demolition of some properties. Conservation Area controls now apply to new development in the Mews.