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Description: Dollis Hill Synagogue and Forecourt Railings
Date Listed: 9 March 1982
English Heritage Building ID: 198793
OS Grid Reference: TQ2263485909
OS Grid Coordinates: 522634, 185909
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5587, -0.2324
TQ 28 NW 2/8 forecourt railings
1933. Owen Williams, Architect. Smooth concrete with parapet front. Minimal style
with symbolic motifs. Two storeys, ten windows and central plaque on first floor.
On ground floor three central entrances flanked by four windows each side. These
have flat heads and semicircular cills; and the glazing bars form the pattern of the
ritual 7-branched candlestick. This motif is repeated in the wrought iron forecourt
railing and its double gate at each end. On North and South returns 3 tall shallow
bay projections with narrow blank sections between, have shallow pointed parapets
which accommodate half-hexagonal windows. Hexagonal windows just below these and
also at ground level. Side sections and rear elevation is main front. Synagogue hall
alongside 1937-38 much simpler. Interior shows roof vault of shallow canted sections
reflecting exterior form. Good oak veneered galleries and furnishings. Plain and
functional, but candlestick motif repeated in interior rails. Modern stainless steel
rails and actual candlestick.
Listing NGR: TQ2263485909
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Source: English Heritage
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