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East End of Limehouse Church

East End of Limehouse Church

Architect: Hawksmoor, Nicholas

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1718

Shelfmark: Ktop XXVIII

Item number: 11-I

Genre: Topographical Drawing

Elevation, with variations, of the east end of Limehouse Church showing details and measurements. This is one of eight architectural drawings by celebrated architect Nicholas Hawksmoor for St Anne's Church in Limehouse. Limehouse was originally part of Stepney parish. In the early 18th century, despite opposition from local clergy, a new parish was created at Limehouse to serve the growing population. The fine new church, built in 1712-24 was not consecrated until 1730. It was designed in the shape of a Greek cross. The clock is the highest church clock in London and acted as a landmark for ships coming into the East End docks.

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