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Description: Former East London Synagogue
Date Listed: 11 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 206485
OS Grid Reference: TQ3579481775
OS Grid Coordinates: 535794, 181775
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5186, -0.0442
In the entry for:
East London Synagogue
The address and description shall be amended to read:
Former East London
Synagogue. 1876-7. Designed by H D Davis and E Emanuel. Brown brick with gabled
roof. Exterior in simplified Byzantine/Romanesque style, with 2-storey, 4-bay
main elevations. Upper tier of arched windows grouped in triplets and set within
semi-circular relieving arches. Gabled cornice over recessed round-arched entrance
has foliate capitals to columned jambs. Brick band to eaves. Galleried interior
with semi-circular arches set on very tall cast-iron piers. Polychrome brickwork
to arches, walls and spandrels over arcade arches; polychrome tilework. Flat
timber ceiling. Rose window above pedimented tabernacle of multi-coloured inlaid
marble. Of both architectural and historic interest as a particularly rich and
unusual example of a Victorian synagogue, the structural richness of its interior
contrasting with its plain exterior.
The list was previously amended in respect of the above entry on 11 March 1988.
TQ 3581 16/1500 East London Synagogue
Synagogue. 1876-7. Designed by Davis and Emanuel. Brick. Simplified
Byzantine/Romanesque exterior; arched entrance with stepped, columned jambs
and voussoirs and gable over. Windows in triplets arched to upper tier,
within relieving arches. Brick band to eaves. Galleried interior with round
headed arches off very tall cast iron piers, with applied iron fruit and
foliage to capitals. Polychrome brickwork to arches, walls and spandrels over
arcade arches; polychrome tilework. Flat timber ceiling. Inlaid marble
tabernacle to 'sanctuary'. Of both architectural and historic interest as a
particularly rich and unusual example of a Victorian synagogue.
Listing NGR: TQ3579481775
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Source: English Heritage
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