Bath House At Sir Moses Montefiore Synagogue

27 Jun 2006
Bath House At Sir Moses Montefiore Synagogue, Heneage Road, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire, DN32 9DZ
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


TA2709NE HENEAGE ROAD 699-1/18/42 (West side) Bath house at Sir Moses Montefiore Synagogue


Ritual bath house or mikvah. Early C20. Red brick front with ashlar and blue brick dressings, rendered plinth; yellow brick to sides and rear; Welsh slate roof. Rectangular on plan, with projecting central entrance porch; stands to rear of Sir Moses Montefiore Synagogue (qv). EXTERIOR: single storey; 3 bays. Tall plinth capped with chamfered blue brick and flush ashlar band. Entrance has flight of 5 stone steps to board door and 3-pane overlight in double-chamfered round-arched brick reveal beneath brick band and coped gable containing an ashlar tablet with Hebrew relief inscription. To left, a casement with glazing bars, stone sill and lintel. To right, a small ornate terracotta ventilator grille. 2-course corbelled brick eaves. Raised coped gables with prominent corbelled brick kneelers. Roof light and tall roof stack with 4-course corbelled brick and ashlar cap. Left return has window with stone sill and lintel. Rear has a 2-course brick band. INTERIOR: retains original fittings with glazed tiled walls, sunken bath to right and wooden partitioned changing cubicles.

An unusual survival, reflecting the former significance of Grimsby's Jewish community and the town's prominence in the movement of Jews from Europe to Britain and America. For history and references, see entry for Sir Moses Montefiore Synagogue.

Listing NGR: TA2776209653


This is part of the Series: IOE01/2109 IOE Records taken by Les Waby; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Les Waby. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Waby, Les

Rights Holder: Waby, Les


Ashlar, Brick, Render, Welsh Slate, Victorian Bath House, 20th Century Health And Welfare, Water Supply And Drainage