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Tower of St Anne's Church, Soho

A Grade II* Listed Building in West End, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5124 / 51°30'44"N

Longitude: -0.1323 / 0°7'56"W

OS Eastings: 529701

OS Northings: 180923

OS Grid: TQ297809

Mapcode National: GBR GD.G1

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.N7FZ

Entry Name: Tower of St Anne's Church, Soho

Listing Date: 24 February 1958

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1357340

English Heritage Legacy ID: 207446

Location: Westminster, London, W1D

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: West End

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Anne Soho

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

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

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