TOWER OF ST ANNE'S CHURCH, SOHO

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1357340
Date first listed:
24-Feb-1958
Statutory Address:
TOWER OF ST ANNE'S CHURCH, SOHO, WARDOUR STREET W1

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Location

Statutory Address:
TOWER OF ST ANNE'S CHURCH, SOHO, WARDOUR STREET W1

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
City of Westminster (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 29701 80923

Details

TQ 2980 NE CITY OF WESTMINSTER WARDOUR STREET, W1 71/24 24.2.58 Tower of St Anne's Church, Soho G.V. II* Church tower. 1801-03 by S. P. Cockerell, the body of the church, by Wren or Talman, blitzed and since entirely demolished. Stock brick and Portland stone, lead spire cum clock tower. Exceptional and original exercise in neo-classical rationalism with sophisticated planar modelling. 3 stages, the lower 2 in brick on stone plinth with semicircular arched recess and flanking battered buttress- piers slightly inset from corner, block cornice with stone tablet set below "hanging" over recess; stone plinth to 2nd stage with shallow segmented recess cut out above block cornice, louvred oculus and quoin pilasters with corresponding breaks in cornice and blocking course above; tall stone belfry with marked batter, chamfered corners and Doric columns "squeezed" in antis flanking louvred openings, deeply moulded crowning cornice. Above rises the remarkable steeple cum clock tower starting off as a truncated stone cone, becoming a lead drum with oculi and then waisted before swelling as intersecting "barrels" for the 4 clock faces, finished off with finial and weathervane. Survey of London; Vol XXXIII

Listing NGR: TQ2970180923

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
207446
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'Survey of London' in The Parish of St Anne Soho: Volumes 33 and 34 , , Vol. 33, (1966)

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 05 Dec 2001
Reference: IOE01/05953/29
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Christopher Strevens. Source Historic England Archive
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