Dollis Hill Synagogue And Forecourt Railings

15 Jan 2001
Dollis Hill Synagogue And Forecourt Railings, Parkside, Willesden, Brent, Greater London
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


5006 PARKSIDE Dollis Hill Synagogue and TQ 28 NW 2/8 forecourt railings



1933. Owen Williams, Architect. Smooth concrete with parapet front. Minimal style with symbolic motifs. Two storeys, ten windows and central plaque on first floor.

On ground floor three central entrances flanked by four windows each side. These have flat heads and semicircular cills; and the glazing bars form the pattern of the ritual 7-branched candlestick. This motif is repeated in the wrought iron forecourt railing and its double gate at each end. On North and South returns 3 tall shallow bay projections with narrow blank sections between, have shallow pointed parapets which accommodate half-hexagonal windows. Hexagonal windows just below these and also at ground level. Side sections and rear elevation is main front. Synagogue hall alongside 1937-38 much simpler. Interior shows roof vault of shallow canted sections reflecting exterior form. Good oak veneered galleries and furnishings. Plain and functional, but candlestick motif repeated in interior rails. Modern stainless steel rails and actual candlestick.

Listing NGR: TQ2263485909


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0814 IOE Records taken by E C T S Glover; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr E.C.T.S. Glover. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Glover, E.C.T.S.

Rights Holder: Glover, E.C.T.S.


Concrete, Wrought Iron, 20th Century Synagogue, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Place Of Worship, Railings, Monument (By Form), Barrier, Meeting Hall, Civil, Public Building, Recreational, Recreational Hall