Care for St. Anne’s

I was tipped off by Otto SS that St. Anne’s, Limehouse has joined the Buildings at Risk Register, published last week by Historic England.   Since the structure has always seemed to be in good shape, built of the finest ashlar by Edward Strong and Edward Tufnell as masons, and since a great deal was spent in the 1980s through the construction of a new roof structure, overseen by Julian Harrap and with funding from the Getty, I wondered what it was that had led to its inclusion.   The answer is that the walls of the interior, which was burnt out in 1850 and then restored by P.C.Hardwick, are indeed very damp:-

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      • Ah! You should’ve come and introduced yourself! Michael Hebbert (who now chairs Care for St Anne’s) has spoken highly of your support in the past. We will certainly be in touch as the plans develop. The first priority is putting a lift into that north porch that looks so atmospheric in your photos but in reality is a shabby and unworthy entrance to such a fine building. Then we will get on to the major project of finishing the restoration of the nave.

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