Russell Gardens Mews is a small cul-de-sac behind the larger properties in Elsham Road. It is similar to nearby Hansard Mews both in scale and location. Both these Mews are orientated in a south-east to North West direction. Elsham Road, at the front, runs parallel to the main A3220 (Holland Road) and behind the London over ground railway line is parallel. The Georgian Embassy is on Russell Road at its junction with Elsham Road.
Russell Gardens Mews suffered bomb damage during World War II, but was rebuilt shortly afterwards. It was more recently in the news when a Mews building redevelopment was featured on the Channel 4 series Grand Designs in 2010.
The uniformly terraced Mews are partly rendered, partly painted partly undecorated brickwork. Roofs generally slope front to back but are extended with dormers to the rear slopes. The elevations are varied with entrances located in different positions and door openings and windows are different sizes and proportions
Russell Gardens Mews is in a conservation area within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
Russell Gardens Mews is a good example of an original/surviving Mews. The Mews originally provided stables for the larger properties in Elsham Road. It has good retention of original Mews features including first floor hayloft doors and stable doors on the ground. You will also see doors original timbers/casement Windows and cobbles.
Both major and minor works have been undertaken including basements, roof conversions with dormers, and change of use to residential.
Conservation Area controls now apply to new development in the Mews.