Situated within Inner London in the Borough of Camden, is Wolsey Mews; a part-cobbled through road off Islip Street, split into two sections by Caversham Road. The Mews contains 16 properties used for residential and commercial purposes. A high explosive bomb fell onto Kentish Town Road, north of the Mews and when the London Poverty Maps were first published, the area was deemed to have comfortable living conditions.
The Mews is part of the Bartholomew Estate Conservation Area; a well preserved Victorian residential development built over a twenty year period and designated on the 4th of February 1992, the area has a clearly defined boundary whilst gently sloping uphill in a north east direction with a distinctive urban grain.
The estate contains Wolsey Mews, which retains some original granite setts and forms the boundary to the west of the Conservation Area. The Mews has, in the past included a doll factory, builders and Number 25-26 adhered to tradition with equestrian usage.
The one and two storey properties have plain brickwork facades with a mixture of different roof styles, surrounded by a cobbled and tarmacadam road surface with raised pavements.
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 residential purposes, with some commercial activity also taking place.
Before and since 2003 there have been a number of planning applications made for alterations to the properties within the Mews, the most notable being; the conversion of a residential house to flats, the change of use of some office space to commercial and extensive refurbishment of a property including alterations to the fenestration. Conservation Area controls apply to any new development in the Mews.