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
  • Postcode: E14
  • Locality: Stepney
  • County: Greater London
  • District / Borough: Tower Hamlets
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Poplar and Limehouse
  • Region: London

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

Contact Details

Ian Harper 020 7973 3786

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England