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Church of St Anne, Wandsworth

Description: Church of St Anne

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 14 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 207130

OS Grid Reference: TQ2603174446
OS Grid Coordinates: 526031, 174446
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4550, -0.1875

Location: St Ann's Crescent, Wandsworth, Greater London SW18 2RX

Locality: Wandsworth
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: SW18 2RX

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Listing Text

In the entry for:

Church of St Anne
TQ 27SE 4/16 14.7.55
the grade shall be amended to II* and the description shall be amended
to read as follows:
Parish church. The 5th "Waterloo" church, built 1820-4 to the designs
of Robert Smirke in Greek Revival style. In 1891 William White
truncated the western gallery, moved the organ and provided new pews.
In 1896 E W Mountford added an apsidal chancel, Lady chapel and
vestries. Most windows were replaced following bomb damage and the
ceiling is a restoration of 1951 by Caroe and partners following fire
damage. Built of stock brick with Portland stone dressings. Stone
tetrastyle Ionic pedimented portico and lobby at west end bearing
choragic domed circular tower of 2 stages, the lower stage with
pilasters, the upper with attached columns with acroteria above
cornice. Nave of 7 bays with round-headed windows above linked by band
at impact level and rectangular openings below. East end has 1896
Mountford circular apse with 3 round-headed openings, the central
infilled with stone, all with elaborate keystones and brick and stone
piers. Vestries have Venetian windows to north and south and splayed
mullions to east. Interior has circular lobby with stone Royal Coat
of Arms and 2 stone staircases with iron handrails. 7-bay nave has
galleries on 3 sides. Fluted Doric columns to top of gallery and piers
below (but rumoured to be cast iron columns beneath). Coffered ceiling
of 21 panels replaced following fire in 1951. Pews by William White
of 1891. Elaborate late C17 style pulpit of 1893 and eagle lectern of
1894. Octagonal stone font with marble basin and columns of 1908. Some
early C19 wall tablets. Round-headed chancel arch on attached columns.
Sanctuary has intersecting arches. High altar has a copy of Leonardo's
"Last Supper" in the tympanum of the broken pediment. Chancel pews
possibly by William White. Lady Chapel of 1896 by E W Mountford has
marble walls and reredos has a text with heart designs below a
painting of the Virgin, Child and St Anne by a parishioner, a Mrs
Kirkby. Monument of 1902 to Jessie Elizabeth Mountford of Connemara
marble with bronze plaque. 5-bay stained glass window. Memorial chapel
to south made out of Mountford's vestry after 1925.
[See Pevsner BOE LONDON 2. SOUTH P702]


Church of St Anne
TQ 27SE 4/16 14.7.55
1820 to 1824. Commissioners' Church. Sir Robert Smirke, architect. Chancel
addition, 1896, by E W Mountford. Buff-grey brick, with stone cornice and
blocking course, and bands at sill and springing of arched upper windows.
Stone tetrastyle Ionic pedimented portico and lobby at west end with domed
circular tower of 2 stages. Galleried interior has flat ceiling with panels and
cross beams on wood Greek Doric columns on square piers below galleries.

Listing NGR: TQ2603174446

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Source: English Heritage

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