Ryders Terrace is a T-shaped cul-de-sac off Blenheim Terrace in Upper Westminster. There are 22 properties in the Mews, used for residential purposes. A pedestrian through road from Ryders Terrace leads to Carlton Hill.
When the London Poverty Maps were published, the area was determined as being fairly poor in comparison to the standard household salaries at the time.
Ryders Terrace 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 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 Mews has two storey, painted and rendered brickwork buildings with a variety of different roof styles. Some garages remain intact whilst others have been converted and are surrounded by a tarmacadam road surface and partial raised pavements. The Mews properties are down both sides of the cul-de-sac.
The original purpose of the Mews was to provide stable/ coach house accommodation to the main houses on Blenheim Terrace. Now, it is predominantly used for residential purposes.
A few planning applications have been made before and since 2003 mainly regarding changes to the fenestration and roof reconstructions. Conservation Area controls now apply to new development in the Mews.