St Ann's Church
, was consecrated in 1712. Although named after St Anne, it also pays tribute to the patron of the church, Ann, Lady Bland. St Ann's Church is a Grade I listed building.At the beginning of the 18th century, Manchester was a small rural town little more than a village, with many fields and timber framed houses. A large cornfield named Acres Field, which is now St Ann's Square, became the site for St Ann's Church. The tower of the church marks the centre of the city; surveyors used it as a platform to measure distances to other locations. Their benchmark remains visible at the tower door. St Ann's has always been closely associated with the civic life.