Sherlock Mews is a cobbled cul-de-sac off Paddington Street in Westminster, running directly in line with Broadstone Place and Kenrick Place, other original/ surviving Mews. There are 10 properties in the Mews, used for residential purposes.
A high explosive bomb fell nearby onto Chiltern Street in World War II, east of the Mews. When the London Poverty Maps were published, the area was determined as having fairly comfortable households with good ordinary earnings, some being as wealthy to be in the Middle Class bracket whilst others were a mixture of ordinary to poorer households.
Sherlock Mews is a part of Westminster City Council’s Portman Estate Conservation Area. Situated in the boundaries of Marylebone, which was once covered with forest and marshland, the estate originally comprised about 270 acres and now contains a variety of buildings from different centuries, from many examples of Mews to the grand terraces of Bryanston Square and Montagu Square.
The Mews has two and three storey buildings with mansard and parapet roof styles and plain or painted brickwork facades. Most garages present remain intact and the buildings are surrounded by a cobbled road surface and partial raised pavements.
The original purpose of the Mews was to provide stable/ coach house accommodation to the main houses on Baker Street but is now predominantly used for residential purposes.
A few planning applications have been made since 2003 for roof extensions and changes to the fenestration. Conservation Area controls now apply to new development in the Mews.