Kynance Mews is a cobbled through road and cul-de-sac, approached through its own arch off Launceston Place in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, parallel to Kynance Place which contains Mews Style properties and in line with Kingsley Mews, containing original/ surviving Mews. Kynance Mews contains 33 properties, used for residential purposes.
During World War II, the Aggregate Night Time Bomb Census recorded a high explosive bomb falling onto Cornwall Gardens, south of the Mews. In the past, the area was noted as having a mixture of comfortable living conditions and lower than average household earnings for the time when the London Poverty Maps were first published.
The Mews is part of the ‘De Vere’ Conservation Area; designated in 1969 as Kensington New Town, with the other two (Kensington Court and Cornwall) areas being designated separately soon after. In 1985, the boundaries were modified and revised.
The two and three storey properties have plain or painted brickwork facades with a mixture of different roof styles, surrounded by a cobbled road surface and both intact and converted garages. There are raised party walls, seats, benches and plants present in the Mews. The 1992 film, ‘Damage’ used the Mews as a filming location.
Originally used as the coach house/ stable accommodation for the main houses on Cornwall Gardens, the primary purpose of the Mews properties is now residential rather than commercial.
Before and since 2003 there have been a number of planning applications made for alterations to the properties within the Mews, most relating to fenestration alterations and basement excavations.
Conservation Area controls apply to any new development in the Mews.