Ordnance Mews, off Saint Anne’s Terrace is a cobbled through road in Upper Westminster. There are 5 properties in the Mews, used as private garages. It is located on the site of an original Mews but has been re-developed to a degree that it no longer contains any surviving Mews properties.
When the London Poverty Maps were published, the area was determined as having fairly poor living conditions.
Ordnance Mews is part of Westminster Council’s St John’s Wood Conservation Area; one of Westminster’s biggest Conservation Areas located in the northern extremity of the City. Designated a Conservation Area in 1968, St John’s Wood has an overall low density townscape with wide tree-lined streets. Importance is placed on generous gardens, trees and greenery, with smaller pockets of terraced housing and mansion blocks.
The one storey garages have flat roofs and a plain brickwork facade. The pavements are raised and the road surface is cobbled.
The original purpose of the Mews was to provide stable/ coach house accommodation to the main houses in St John’s Wood Terrace. Now it is used as private garages.
A few planning applications have been made before and since 2003, mainly changes to the fenestration. Conservation Area controls now apply to new development in the Mews.