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Chertsey – St Anne

Highfield Rd, Chertsey, KT16 8BU

St Anne, Chertsey, stands on the corner of Highfield Road and Eastworth Road, opposite a roundabout.  The sturdy buttressed tower and west work were designed to give the church a considerable presence on the street.  This is achieved but the design as a whole, though not without merit, seems a little tired.  Inside it is the same story, the church is rather dull, though it does contain some interesting fittings.  There is good panelling, marble flooring and a pair of elaborately carved reredoses, one in the sanctuary and the other in the south chapel, at the east end of the church.  The reredos in the side chapel, which includes painted panels, is especially fine.   

St Anne, Chertsey, is a sturdy Gothic Revival church, very conservative in design for its date.  Although not very exciting as a building, it does contain a good collection of fittings.  In addition to this, standing opposite a small roundabout, it makes an important contribution to the surrounding townscape.  

Heritage Details

Architect: Geoffrey Raymond

Original Date: 1930

Conservation Area: Yes

Listed Grade: Not Listed