Situated within Inner London in the Borough of Camden, is St. George’s Mews; a part-cobbled cul-de-sac approached through an entrance under a building on Regent’s Park Road, parallel to Mayfair Mews, also containing original/ surviving Mews properties. The Mews contains 10 properties used for commercial purposes.
The Mews is part of the Primrose Hill Conservation Area; designated in October 1971 and extended in 1985, the area is made up of a series of Victorian Terraces, primarily residential in character and contains Primrose Hill, which provides open space in contrast to the many local industries, shopping centres and schools.
A high explosive bomb fell onto Chamberlain Street, not far from the Mews, presumably causing damage to the properties in World War II and when the London Poverty Maps were first published, the area was deemed to have poorer than average living conditions.
The one, two and three storey properties have plain brickwork facades with a mixture of parapet, pitched and flat roof styles, surrounded by a cobbled and tarmacadam 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 commercial purposes.
Before and since 2003 there have been a few planning applications made for alterations to the properties within the Mews, the most notable being alterations to the fenestration.
Conservation Area controls apply to any new development in the Mews.