St Anne's House
77 Manor Road, Stamford Hill, N16 5BL
Medical dates:

Medical character:
1878 - current

St Anne's House was built in 1878 by the Little Sisters of the Poor, a Roman Catholic order, as a convent and home for the elderly.  It was the third such home to be opened in London by the Sisters - the other two were St Joseph's Home in Portobello Road, North Kensington and St Peter's Residence in Meadow Road, South Lambeth.

In 1895 a chapel was added to the site and, in 1899, a new building.

By 1915 additional buildings had been erected on the extensive site.

During WW2 (1939-1945) the home suffered significant bomb damage.  It was rebuilt after the war.

By the end of the 20th century the 4-storey main building had become uneconomical and increasingly expensive to maintain, whilst refurbishment was not a viable option.

Although Locally Listed, planning permission was granted in 2004 for the home to be demolished and replaced.  Building work began in 2005.

The new £25m Home was officially opened on 19th March 2009 by Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor.

Present status (June 2013)

Now known as St Anne's Care Home for the Elderly, it is still under the management of the Little Sisters of the Poor.

The site contains a care home with 34 single rooms for those requiring nursing care, as well as apartments for those able to live more independently.  Convent accommodation and a large chapel have been provided for the Little Sisters of the Poor.  There are also facilities for arts and crafts, a hairdresser, a library, an auditorium, a cafe and shops.

St Anne's House
St Anne's Care Home for the Elderly, from the east.

St Anne's House

The Home from the west (above and below)

St Anne's House
References (Accessed 13th March 2018)

Leroy A 1906  History of the Little Sisters of the Poor. London, Burns, Oates and Washbourne, 296.

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