St. Petersburgh Mews is a cobbled through road off Crawford Street in Westminster. There are 26 properties in the Mews, used for residential purposes.
In World War II, a high explosive bomb fell onto Lombardy Place, just off Caroline Place nearby. When the London Poverty Maps were published, the area was described as having normal household salaries and comfortable living standards.
St. Petersburgh Mews is part of Westminster City Council’s Bayswater Conservation Area. Developed over the space of about 70 years, the townscape is uniform despite being composed of several distinct areas and is made up of a regular composition of streets and squares in an Italianate style. An important aspect of the street pattern are the several mews, some quite intimate and others so large that they appear to be a development of their own. The contrast of scale provided by these mews is a crucial aspect of the overall area’s character.
The Mews has two storey buildings with roofs hidden behind parapet walls and plain brickwork facades. The buildings are surrounded by a cobbled road surface.
The original purpose of the Mews was to provide stable/ coach house accommodation to the main houses in St. Petersburgh Place. Nowadays, the usage of the properties is primarily residential.
Many planning applications have been made before and since 2003 for alterations to properties, most notably; basement excavations, changes to the fenestration and the partial or complete demolition of certain properties. Conservation Area controls now apply to new development in the Mews.