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FORMER EAST LONDON SYNAGOGUE

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: FORMER EAST LONDON SYNAGOGUE

List entry Number: 1065762

Location

FORMER EAST LONDON SYNAGOGUE, RECTORY SQUARE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Greater London Authority

District: Tower Hamlets

District Type: London Borough

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 11-Mar-1988

Date of most recent amendment: 11-Nov-1988

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 206485

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

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.

------------------------------------ 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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National Grid Reference: TQ 35794 81775

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