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Synagogue, City of London

Description: Synagogue

Grade: I
Date Listed: 4 January 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 199303

OS Grid Reference: TQ3339581257
OS Grid Coordinates: 533395, 181257
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5145, -0.0790

Locality: City of London
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: EC3A 8BH

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There is also a scheduled monument, London Wall: Remains of Roman Wall and Bastion, Goring Street, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text

(South Side)
Synagogue (Formerly listed
as Synagogue of Spanish
and Portuguese Jews, No 4
Heneage Lane)

TQ 3381 SW 11/363 4.1.50.


1701. Plain, rectangular building of red brick with modest dressings of Portland
stone. 2 tiers of windows, segmentally arched below and round-arched above, with
semi-elliptical heads to larger, central openings in east and west elevations.
Simple cornice and parapet. West doorway with segmental pediment on consoles and
lamp on decorative iron bracket. Plain interior with gallery supported on Doric
columns to 3 sides. Ceiling altered apparently in C19. Fittings remarkably complete and little altered from original arrangement, some being older than present building. They include wainscot, benches, railings, very finely carved echal or reredos, and 7 large brass chandeliers. This was the 2nd synagogue erected in England after the resettlement of 1656 and in its little altered state is of exceptional historic interest.

Listing NGR: TQ3339581257

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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