The word mews refers to a row of attached houses that often runs an entire block. Traditional mews have either been converted to housing from stables, or just built to appear that way.
You'll find most mews in Britain (in the U.S. they're more likely to be called "townhouses" or "row houses"). The word mews originally referred to a row of horse stables with housing on the second floor, facing an open yard or alley. Today most mews are either these same stables converted entirely to living space, or new construction that mimics the old mews.
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