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Manchester Jewish Museum

A Grade II* Listed Building in Cheetham, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4956 / 53°29'44"N

Longitude: -2.2379 / 2°14'16"W

OS Eastings: 384317

OS Northings: 399904

OS Grid: SJ843999

Mapcode National: GBR DL9.3X

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.LDKK

Entry Name: Manchester Jewish Museum

Listing Date: 3 October 1974

Last Amended: 6 June 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1208472

English Heritage Legacy ID: 387990

Location: Manchester, M8

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Cheetham

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Manchester Cathedral

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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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

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