Bayswater was initially developed as a fashionable residential suburb when, in 1827, the surveyor to the Bishop of London laid out the area between Praed Street, Edgware Road and Bayswater Road. This layout consisted of an inter-related pattern of wide streets, crescents and squares planned on either sides of the main boulevards- Westbourne Terrace and Sussex Gardens.
The Bayswater conservation area covers a large area with a mixed but predominantly residential character. Much of the area consists of stucco terraced houses but these are interspersed with attractive streets and mews of a smaller scale as well as a variety of later buildings of interest. A series of open spaces with many fine mature trees and formal squares also contribute to the area's character. The area around Paddington Station has a more commercial character and has many interesting late Victorian and early 20th century buildings.
Bayswater was first designated as a conservation area in 1967. It was extended in 1978, 1990, 2002 and 2010. Maps and further information can be downloaded below. The audit and mini-guide pre-date the 2002 and 2010 conservation area extensions.
|Publications and Documents:|
|Bayswater Conservation Area Map|
|Bayswater Mini Guide|
|Bayswater Conservation Area Audit|
|Bayswater Conservation Area Extension 2010|
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