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St Anne's Churchyard, Limehouse (also known as Limehouse Churchyard, St Anne's Parish Church)9010

Brief Description

Features of St Anne's Churchyard, Limehouse include a war memorial of 1921, numerous monuments and restored 19th-century railings.


St Anne's Church Limehouse was built to serve the new parish of Limehouse. Designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor, it was built between 1714-24, but not consecrated until 1730. At that time the surrounding area was largely fields, with some industrial activity nearer the river. House-building developed particularly after the opening of the Limehouse Cut in 1769. The churchyard was the burial place for many people associated with seafaring. After it was closed to burial it was converted into public gardens in 1887.

Visitor Facilities

The site is open from 8am - dusk.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The site is open from 8am - dusk.


DLR: Limehouse.
Associated People


  • London Parks and Gardens Trust