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Church of St Anne and St Agnes

A Grade I Listed Building in Aldersgate, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5165 / 51°30'59"N

Longitude: -0.0963 / 0°5'46"W

OS Eastings: 532187

OS Northings: 181449

OS Grid: TQ321814

Mapcode National: GBR QB.JK

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.84YS

Entry Name: Church of St Anne and St Agnes

Listing Date: 4 January 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1286384

English Heritage Legacy ID: 199501

Location: City of London, London, EC2V

County: London

District: City and County of the City of London

Electoral Ward/Division: Aldersgate

Built-Up Area: City of London

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): City of London

Church of England Parish: St Vedast Foster Lane

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

GRESHAM STREET EC2
1.
5002
(North Side)
Church of St Anne
and St Agnes
TQ 3281 SW 9/222 4.1.50.

I

2.
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

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