St Anne's Limehouse Parish Church, Commercial Road, Stepney E14 - Tower Hamlets

St Anne's Church was designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor in the English Baroque style. It was completed in 1730 and consecrated in 1733. The church is built of Portland stone and the western tower was used as a "sea-mark" for naval purposes. The interior was restored by Philip Hardwick following a serious fire in 1851. Further work to the roof structure was carried out between 1983 and 1993. The classical interior is much damaged by water leakage from parapet gutters.

St Anne's Limehouse Parish Church, Commercial Road, Stepney E14 - Tower Hamlets
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    CHURCH OF ST ANNES
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade I
    List Entry Number:
    1357808
    Local Planning Authority:
    Tower Hamlets
    Site Type:
    Religious ritual and funerary > Church

Location

    Building Name:
    St Anne's Limehouse Parish Church
    Street Name:
    Commercial Road
    Locality:
    Stepney
    County:
    Greater London
    District / Borough:
    Tower Hamlets
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Poplar and Limehouse
    Region:
    London and South East

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Place of worship
    Condition:
    Poor
    Priority:
    C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    C
    Ownership:
    Religious organisation
    Designation:
    Listed Place of Worship grade I, CA