SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE SYNAGOGUE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1264017
Date first listed:
07-Sep-1989
Statutory Address:
SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE SYNAGOGUE, LAUDERDALE ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE SYNAGOGUE, LAUDERDALE ROAD

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

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
City of Westminster (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 26034 82542

Details

LAUDERDALE ROAD TQ 2682 NE 21/25 Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue II Synagogue. 1896, by Davis and Emanuel. Red brick with Portland stone banding to lower stage and dressings; slate roof with central copper roofed dome. Centralised plan with entrance hall to front. Byzantine style. 3-bay front dominated by square piers with ogee-capped octagonal turrets flanking central semi-circular arch over rose window and two semi-circular arched doorways; upper stages of outer bays have square piers linked by continuous moulded stone cornice over 5-light square-headed windows with moulded stone capitals to piers; recessed foiled panels to parapet. Side elevations each have similar outer bays and turretted piers flanking gabled central bay with 3 graduated semi-circular arched windows over square-headed ground floor windows; small rose window to rear; central dome has round-arched windows to drum and is surmounted by cupola with ball finial. Interior: segmental-vaulted entrance hall with wreathed handrails and decorative wrought-iron balustrade to open-well staircases in outer bays. Synagogue interior has dome set on semi-circular arches and scagliola columns with richly-carved Byzantine/Romanesque cushion capitals to decorative balcony fronts and upper stages. Semi-circular arched recess to fine inlaid wood ark in 'Moorish' style with gilt domes and panelled doors framed by 3 semi-circular decorative arches set on grouped square piers with similar cushion capitals and foliate spandrels with Stars of David to tall central arch. Central bimah with panelled and balustraded enclosure surmounted by wrought-iron candelabra. Good stained glass.

Listing NGR: TQ2603182552

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
428974
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 05 May 2003
Reference: IOE01/09923/33
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