Friday, September 26, 2008

Eaton Mews North , Belgravia

Eaton Mews North is a mews running both sides of Lyall Street (east and west) with the east end leading into Belgrave Place. The arched entrances to the mews face each other across Lyall Street
The street was named after Eaton Hall in Cheshire, the ancestral estate of the Grosvenor family.
The west end of the mews is a cobbled cul-de-sac. There is an imposing Victorian street lamp half way down the mews. The houses themselves are generally 2 or 3 storeys high and have either stuccoed or plain brick facades. Some houses have balconettes with railings outside the first floor windows, often containing pretty flower displays.
The east side of the mews between Lyall Street and Belgrave Place is a particularly attractive mews street. The cobbled road is unusually wide and gives the mews a particularly light and spacious feel. This is helped by the fact that it is not overlooked by too many high buildings. The south side of the road is particularly attractive, with its mainly stuccoed houses. There are houses with first floor railings and pretty floral displays, and several houses have attractive ground floor bow windows. Not all the houses have garages attached to them.
No. 40 is a particularly wide and charming house. No. 43 stands out on the south side. No. 34, a 3-storey house halfway down on the south side, is particularly striking with its pitched roof, attractive gables and black double-garage doors.
Halfway down the north side there is an entrance leading into Eaton Place. The entrance has a pointed arch, in contrast with the normal curved arches of most mews entrances.
Nos. 31 and 32 are particularly attractive for their ground floor bow windows and first floor balconies. No. 28 has a balustrade at roof level in the design of a wooden fence. No. 27 stands out for the shutters on either side of its three main windows.

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