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Former East London Synagogue

A Grade II Listed Building in St Dunstan's, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5186 / 51°31'6"N

Longitude: -0.0442 / 0°2'39"W

OS Eastings: 535794

OS Northings: 181775

OS Grid: TQ357817

Mapcode National: GBR J9.5HH

Mapcode Global: VHGR1.53Z5

Entry Name: Former East London Synagogue

Listing Date: 11 March 1988

Last Amended: 11 November 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1065762

English Heritage Legacy ID: 206485

Location: Tower Hamlets, London, E1

County: London

District: Tower Hamlets

Electoral Ward/Division: St Dunstan's

Built-Up Area: Tower Hamlets

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Dunstan Stepney

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

In the entry for:
RECTORY SQUARE
16/1500
East London Synagogue

The address and description shall be amended to read:

RECTORY SQUARE

Former East London
Synagogue

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.

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RECTORY SQUARE
1.
4431
TQ 3581 16/1500 East London Synagogue

II GV

2.
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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