Ledbury Mews North is a cobbled cul-de-sac approached through an entrance under a building on Ledbury Road in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, almost opposite Ledbury Mews West, another original/ surviving Mews. It contains 16 properties used for residential and commercial purposes.
When the London Poverty Maps were published, the area was noted as having a poor living condition with lower than average household salaries for the time. A high explosive bomb fell north of the Mews onto Artesian Road in World War II.
The Mews is part of Kensington’s ‘Pembridge’ Conservation Area. One of the earliest designations in 1969, the area has since been developed in the 19th Century and contains a wide variety of different building types; from Mews to terraces and semi-detached/ detached villas.
The two storey properties have a variety different roof styles and plain or painted brickwork facades. Parking is a mixture of allocated and restricted along the cobbled road.
Originally the stable house accommodation for the main houses on the surrounding streets, the primary purpose of the Mews properties is now a mixture of both commercial and residential.
Before and since 2003 there have been a number of planning applications made for alterations to the properties in Ledbury Mews North, most notably; basement excavations, the alteration of roof levels and changes to the fenestration.
Conservation Area controls now apply to new development in the Mews.