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Soup Kitchen for the Jewish Poor

A Grade II Listed Building in Spitalfields & Banglatown, London

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Latitude: 51.518 / 51°31'4"N

Longitude: -0.0753 / 0°4'31"W

OS Eastings: 533637

OS Northings: 181657

OS Grid: TQ336816

Mapcode National: GBR WB.60

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.N31L

Entry Name: Soup Kitchen for the Jewish Poor

Listing Date: 25 September 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1357557

English Heritage Legacy ID: 206491

Location: Tower Hamlets, London, E1

County: London

District: Tower Hamlets

Electoral Ward/Division: Spitalfields & Banglatown

Built-Up Area: Tower Hamlets

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Christ Church Spitalfields

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added
TQ 3381
14A/427 Nos 17-19
(Soup kitchen for the
Jewish Poor)

Soup kitchen and shop, 1902 by Lewis Solomon. Brick with buff terracotta
dressings, slate roof. Ground floor faced with terracotta; the detailing for
the shop differs from that of the soup kitchen and part of the shop entrance
has been removed. Original wooden shop fronts and doors to soup kitchen survive
in large part. Cornice to soup kitchen inscribed 'Way Out/Soup Kitchen/5662.
1902/For the Jewish Poor/Way In'. Upper storeys articulated by pilaster strips,
string course and cornice in terracotta. Windows over shop and staircase
entrance have gauged brick segmental heads with terracotta keystones. Windows
over soup kitchen tripartite with thick terracotta mullions and straight heads
of terracotta or segmental heads with terracotta and gauged brick voussoirs.
Diocletian window to attic with terracotta and gauged brick voussoirs with
terracotta pediment flanked by volutes. Three sets of dormer windows in mansard
roof. Interior of soup kitchen: original plan largely unaltered. 'Queuing
room' by entrance survives but two original doors closed up and new one opened
to hall; original white tiled walls; queuing barriers removed. Committee room
to west of hall survives except for loss of partitions. Kitchen to rear of
site survives as a space without original counter and cooking equipment;
original timber-roof structure and lantern of four bays with decorative cast
iron spandrels.

Listing NGR: TQ3363781657

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