Ossington Close is a private, gated cul-de-sac approached through an entrance under a building on Ossington Street in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, similar in size and location to Victoria Grove Mews, another original/ surviving Mews. It contains 3 properties used for residential purposes.
In World War II, a high explosive bomb fell onto Palace Court, east of Ossington Street. When the London Poverty Maps were published, the Mews was noted as having a mixture of comfortable living conditions and poorer household earnings.
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 flat roof styles and painted brickwork facades. Parking is restricted along the tarmacadam road surface and there are both intact and converted garages present. No general access is allowed to the public.
Originally the stable house accommodation for the main houses on Ossington Street, the primary purpose of the Mews properties is now residential.
Before and since 2003 there are no records for any planning applications being made for alterations to the properties within the Mews. Conservation Area controls apply to any new development in the Mews.