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Tower of St Anne's Church, Soho, Westminster

Description: Tower of St Anne's Church, Soho

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 24 February 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 207446

OS Grid Reference: TQ2970180923
OS Grid Coordinates: 529701, 180923
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5124, -0.1323

Location: Old Compton Street, Westminster, London W1D 6 W1V 3RB

Locality: Westminster
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: W1V 3RB

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Listing Text

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
Survey of London; Vol XXXIII

Listing NGR: TQ2970180923

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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