Type 10 Barbican Estate flats

Type 10 is the layout of all eight of the houses in Lambert Jones Mews. This is a terrace of two-storey mews houses with doors and garages onto a cobbled mews below Lauderdale Place.

Lambert Jones Mews is genuinely a mews – while Brandon Mews is not – because it has a garage on the ground floor. An original mews house had the horses and carriage on the ground floor and the grooms lived above. The stabling was then converted into an integral garage in the modern mews house. So a proper mews house has a garage on the ground floor.

As a matter of historical interest, ‘mews’ relates to birds not horses. Henry VIII kept falcons. When they were moulting or ‘mewing’ each year they were kept in ‘mews’ in the Strand. When he later moved his falcons out and his horses in, the ‘mews’ name stuck.

House layout

They have three bedrooms, a living room, a dining area, and a general purpose room (6 rooms), plus an integral garage, and roof gardens.

The houses are entered from the roadway at the front. There is an integral garage which takes up some of the ground floor. Beyond the garage is a hall with a WC off it on one side. The hall leads to a third bedroom at the back overlooking Thomas More Garden. (Several houses have a door here for direct access to the garden.) The other side of the ground floor of the house is one large living area overlooking the gardens, with a study at the back next to the stairs.

Upstairs, the landing leads to a balcony overlooking the cobbled street. There is one door off to the kitchen which is open to the dining area at the other end. There is another door off the landing to the second bedroom. The second bedroom has another door into a corridor leading to a separate WC and to a bathroom. The corridor finally reaches the first bedroom overlooking the garden. The corridor also opens into the dining area. The dining area is a large gallery overlooking the garden end of the living room. The glory of these houses is the double height windows with a view of the gardens outside.

Finally, there is access to a seating area on the tiled roofs of the houses.

Please note. These plans are illustrations and approximations only. They illustrate types of flats as built. They don’t show the actual demise, size, layout or dimensions of any particular flat. Individual flats may differ, or have been altered.

Original Barbican Brochure Plan


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Type 10 Lambert Jones Mews

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