Kinnerton Place North is a small, Mews Style yard with no vehicular access, off Kinnerton Street in Westminster. The Mews contains 10 properties and is similar in size and location to Kinnerton Place South, an original/ surviving Mews.
In World War II, a bomb is recorded falling directly onto William Mews, directly behind Frederic Mews (a nearby surviving/ original Mews) and as a result, there is little remaining evidence of previous equestrian usage in the surviving properties. The cul-de-sac is recorded as having a mixed classification of poverty when the London Poverty Maps were first published. Some households had comfortable living conditions where others were seen as poor in comparison.
Kinnerton Place North is part of Westminster City Council’s Belgravia Conservation Area. First designated in 1968, it was laid out as a fashionable residential area to the west of Buckingham Palace. There is a high degree of townscape uniformity and a formal layout based on a grid pattern. The area is predominantly residential with some shops on the edges. There are also a significant number of embassies, diplomatic buildings and institutional headquarters.
The small, secluded cul-de-sac contains two-storey plain, painted and rendered brickwork buildings, surrounded by a paved floor surface. The roofs of the properties are hidden behind parapet walls and there are no garages or room for parking. The houses along the south side are especially small and are Mews in style only, having no equine history.
A few planning applications have been made before and since 2003, mainly the addition of floor extensions to convert the original one storey buildings into two storey houses. Conservation Area controls now apply to new development in the yard.