Petersham Place is a cobbled through-road approached through its own arch on Gore Street and leading to Petersham Lane in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, also containing original/ surviving Mews properties. Petersham Place contains 40 properties, used for residential purposes.
During World War II, the Aggregate Night Time Bomb Census recorded a high explosive bomb falling directly onto Elvaston Mews close by. In the past, the area was noted as having comfortable living conditions and ordinary household earnings for the time when the London Poverty Maps were first published.
The Mews is part of Kensington’s ‘Queen’s Gate’ Conservation Area. Containing grand terraces, garden squares and intimate Mews, the Conservation Area was designated in 1969. It is bounded in the north and east sides by Westminster and incorporates London’s primary Museums.
The two and three storey properties have plain or painted brickwork facades with mansard roof styles, surrounded by a cobbled road surface. There are raised party walls, along with many seats, benches and plants in the Mews.
Originally used as the coach house/ stable accommodation for the main houses on Elvaston Place and Queen’s Gate Terrace, the primary purpose of the Mews properties is now residential.
Before and since 2003 there have been many planning applications made for alterations to the properties within the Mews, most notably; basement extensions and excavations for additional residential accommodation, roof alterations and even the complete demolition of certain original properties.
Conservation Area controls apply to any new development in the Mews.