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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
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
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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