Situated within Inner London in the Borough of Camden, is Prince Arthur Mews; a cobbled and paved cul-de-sac off Perrins Lane. The Mews contains 14 redeveloped properties used for residential purposes.
The Mews is part of the Hampstead Conservation Area. Designated on 29th January 1968, the area contains a large number of listed buildings with archeological interest and is situated in North London, from Finchley Road to Highgate. It also demonstrates aspects of an 18th Century Village, adjacent to streets created in the Victorian Era as well as many 20th Century developments.
When the London Poverty Maps were first published, the area was deemed to have comfortable living conditions and ordinary household earnings for the time. The two and three storey properties display a variety of rendered, pebbledash, wood cladding and painted brickwork facades with a mixture of pitched and flat roof styles, surrounded by a cobbled and paved road surface.
The original purpose of the Mews was to provide stable/ coach house accommodation for the main houses on the surrounding streets and nowadays they are predominantly used for residential purposes.
Before and since 2003 there have been many planning applications made for alterations to the properties within the Mews, the most notable being; basement excavations and the complete demolition and rebuilding of a property. Conservation Area controls apply to any new development in the Mews.