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Manchester Jewish Museum, Manchester

Description: Manchester Jewish Museum

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 3 October 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 387990

OS Grid Reference: SJ8431799904
OS Grid Coordinates: 384317, 399904
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4956, -2.2379

Location: Melloy Place, Manchester, Greater Manchester M8 8LW

Locality: Manchester
County: Manchester
Country: England
Postcode: M8 8LW

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Listing Text


698-1/15/560 (East side)
03/10/74 No.190
Manchester Jewish Museum
(Formerly Listed as:
(East side)
New Synagogue)


Spanish and Portugese Synagogue, now museum. 1889, by Edward
Salomons; altered. Red brick with sandstone dressings, slate
roofs. T-shaped plan formed by rectangular main vessel at
right-angles to street, with flanking wings to the gabled
facade. Plain building but with elaborate Spanish and
Saracenic motifs in the facade. Two storeys and 3 bays,
symmetrical, the centre breaking forwards slightly; with
plinth, diaper bands, etc.. The centre has a large 2-centred
arched doorway with shafts, polychrome-banded extrados,
recessed door with banded lintel, etc., flanked by small
triangular-headed lancet windows, and at 1st floor an arcaded
5-light window with shafts, arched lights with linked
segmental hoodmoulds, and sill- and head-bands; a cinquefoil
motif over the centre, and dentilled coping with apex finial.
The side wings, both gabled at right-angles to the main axis
and that to the right containing a staircase, have ornamented
1st-floor bands, 3-light windows at ground floor and 2-light
windows above, and gable copings with apex finials. The side
walls of the main range have low plain segmental-headed
windows at ground floor and circular windows above, mostly
with stained glass. Interior not inspected.

Listing NGR: SJ8431799904

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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