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Former East London Synagogue

A Grade II Listed Building in St Dunstan's, Tower Hamlets

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Latitude: 51.5186 / 51°31'6"N

Longitude: -0.0442 / 0°2'39"W

OS Eastings: 535794

OS Northings: 181775

OS Grid: TQ357817

Mapcode National: GBR J9.5HH

Mapcode Global: VHGR1.53Z5

Plus Code: 9C3XGX94+C8

Entry Name: Former East London Synagogue

Listing Date: 11 March 1988

Last Amended: 11 November 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1065762

English Heritage Legacy ID: 206485

Location: St. Dunstan's, Tower Hamlets, London, E1

County: Tower Hamlets

Electoral Ward/Division: St Dunstan's

Built-Up Area: Tower Hamlets

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Dunstan Stepney

Church of England Diocese: London

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TQ 3581

Former East London Synagogue

(Formerly listed as East London Synagogue)

Synagogue. 1876-77. Designed by H D Davis and E Emanuel. Brown brick with gabled roof. Exterior in simplified Byzantine/Romanesque style, with two storey, four 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.

Listing NGR: TQ3579481775

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