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Church of St Anne and St Agnes, City of London

Description: Church of St Anne and St Agnes

Grade: I
Date Listed: 4 January 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 199501

OS Grid Reference: TQ3218781449
OS Grid Coordinates: 532187, 181449
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5165, -0.0963

Location: 7 Gresham Street, City of London, EC2V 7 EC1A 7BX

Locality: City of London
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: EC1A 7BX

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There is also a scheduled monument, London Wall: Section of Roman and Medieval Wall and Bastion at Noble Street, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text

(North Side)
Church of St Anne
and St Agnes
TQ 3281 SW 9/222 4.1.50.


1676 to 87 by Wren, incorporating lower part of mediaeval tower. Extensively reconstructed
after World War II. Square body arranged internally as Greek cross. West tower
with vestry to north and lobby to south. Exterior of red brick with finely rubbed
quoins and voussoirs etc. Timber eaves-cornice and hipped, slated roofs. 3 round-arched
windows to each face the larger, central 1 rising into pedimented attic flanked
by upswept parapet walls. Painted doorway at west end of south side with mask
keystone to arch and rusticated pilasters supporting cornice. North elevation,
tower and flanking outbuildings stuccoed. Tower plain with stone bands and parapet.
Small, simple timber cupola with domed, lead covered roof and weather vane. Interior
has cross barrel vault supported on 4 Corinthian columns of timber on high pedestals.
Arms of vault and flat ceiled corner compartments enriched, with circular panels
to latter. High wainscot to walls and pedestals of columns, largely renewed.
Fine reredos, pulpit (with modern base and stair), internal porch with figure of
angel standing in broken pediment, Royal arms etc. Modern marble font with old
carved cover. Pair of paintings of Moses and Aaron. 2 busts on sill of central
south window,

Listing NGR: TQ3218781449

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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