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Synagogue

A Grade I Listed Building in Aldgate, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5145 / 51°30'52"N

Longitude: -0.079 / 0°4'44"W

OS Eastings: 533395

OS Northings: 181257

OS Grid: TQ333812

Mapcode National: GBR VC.D8

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.L63B

Entry Name: Synagogue

Listing Date: 4 January 1950

Last Amended: 10 November 1977

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1064745

English Heritage Legacy ID: 199303

Location: City of London, London, EC3A

County: London

District: City and County of the City of London

Electoral Ward/Division: Aldgate

Built-Up Area: City of London

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): City of London

Church of England Parish: St Helen Bishopsgate

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

BEVIS MARKS EC3
1.
5002
(South Side)
Synagogue (Formerly listed
as Synagogue of Spanish
and Portuguese Jews, No 4
Heneage Lane)

TQ 3381 SW 11/363 4.1.50.

I

2.
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

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