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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.


List entry Number: 1255018



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


District: City of Nottingham

District Type: Unitary Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 12-Jul-1972

Date of most recent amendment: 30-Nov-1995

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 458597

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SK5740SW SHAKESPEARE STREET 646-1/14/549 (North side) 12/07/72 Synagogue and attached area railings (Formerly Listed as: SHAKESPEARE STREET Synagogue)


Wesleyan Reform chapel, now synagogue and attached railings. 1854. By T Simpson. Converted c1950. Stucco with hipped slate roof. Classical Revival style. EXTERIOR: sill band and string course. Bays divided by giant Corinthian pilasters. 2 storeys plus basement; 3 x 7 bays, plus rear addition. Tall round-arched windows. Street front has a projecting centre with 4 fluted Corinthian pilasters supporting a dentillated cornice and pediment. Small flat-headed central window flanked by doors, and above, 3 windows. Left return has 7 windows. To the rear, a flat roofed addition with double doors and 3 windows. INTERIOR: plastered, largely unaltered. Dentillated cornice to cross beam ceiling with guilloche enrichment. Similar enrichment to window heads. All-round oval gallery on cast-iron Corinthian columns with elaborately moulded front and guilloche and vine trail bands. Clock at the rear. At the front, a granite and marble tabernacle, resited, with fluted pilasters and inscribed tablets under a segmental pediment. Niches with seats on each side, and beyond, renewed doors in C19 pedimented surrounds. Fittings include original panelled benches throughout. Remaining fittings mid C20. Memorials include 2 marble and slate war memorial tablets. Outside, across the front, 4 square panelled piers with cornice caps, with 2 wrought-iron gates and railing. Wrought-iron area railing to left return, with ashlar plinth. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Nottinghamshire: London: 1979-: 238).

Listing NGR: SK5706440406

This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 30 October 2017.

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Williamson, E, The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire, (1979), 238
War Memorials Online, accessed 30 October 2017 from
War Memorials Register, accessed 30 October 2017 from
War Memorials Register, accessed 30 October 2017 from

National Grid Reference: SK 57064 40406


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