Inventory Site Record

St Anne's Gardens

St Anne's Gardens (Southwark)

Brief Description

St Anne's is a picturesque small brick church with tower and spire, which was erected in 1869/70 to designs by J Porter. It is surrounded by railed gardens with island beds set into lawns, and trees around the perimeter. It was originally in the centre of Thorburn Square, a modest square likely to have been occupied by working class tenants, which like much of the surrounding area was built between 1865-75. The square existed into the 1960s but has since been redeveloped and today a pedestrianized post-war housing development built by Southwark Council literally surrounds the church. In 1970 the parish was united with that of St Augustine South Bermondsey, whose church in Lynton Road was later leased and then in 2005 converted into apartments.

Practical Information
Previous / Other name:
Parish of St Anne with St Augustine
Site location:
Thorburn Square
Postcode:
SE1
Type of site:
Public Gardens
Borough:
Southwark
Open to public?
No
Opening times:
closed but visible
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Events:
Public transport:
Tube: Bermondsey (Jubilee) then bus. Bus: 1, 78, 381, P12

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/04/2012
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.stannebermondsey.org.uk

Full Site Description

Sources consulted:

Bridget Cherry & Nikolaus Pevsner, The Buildings of England: London 2: South (Penguin) 1999

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ341786
Size in hectares:
(0.194) to be revised by LBS
Site ownership:
LB Southwark
Site management:
Parks
Date(s):
1869-70
Designer(s):
Listed structures:
None
On National Heritage List for England (NHLE), Parks & Gardens:

No
Registered common or village green on Commons Registration Act 1965:

No
Protected under London Squares Preservation Act 1931:

No

Local Authority Data

The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.

On Local List:
No
In Conservation Area:
Yes
Conservation Area name:
Thorburn Square
Tree Preservation Order:
Not known
Nature Conservation Area:
No
Green Belt:
No
Metropolitan Open Land:
No
Special Policy Area:
No
Other LA designation:
Churchyard, Tier Three

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