History of Portsea Mews

Portsea Mews, originally named Frederick Mews, was built in 1824 on Portsea Place, to serve the grand houses of Connaught Square by stabling their horses and carriages. The Mews first appears on the Paddington Estate Map of 1824, and by 1828, the current ‘E’ shape we see today, had been established. Over it's long history, the Mews has provided an important space to enable the growth and prosperity of businesses within Connaught Village. The site as it currently exists is made up of 15 properties in a mix of residential and commercial uses. Between 1954 and 2018, the ground floor of the Mews served as the family run business, Hardman & Collis, and was said to have been central London's oldest car repair garage. At first floor level, there are a number of tenanted flats which are now vacant. The property forms part of the Church Commissioners Hyde Park Estate and sits within the Bayswater Conservation Area. The site is not currently listed but is surrounded by Grade II listed properties.

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