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Manchester Jewish Museum

A Grade II* Listed Building in Cheetham, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4956 / 53°29'44"N

Longitude: -2.2379 / 2°14'16"W

OS Eastings: 384317

OS Northings: 399904

OS Grid: SJ843999

Mapcode National: GBR DL9.3X

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.LDKK

Entry Name: Manchester Jewish Museum

Listing Date: 3 October 1974

Last Amended: 6 June 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1208472

English Heritage Legacy ID: 387990

Location: Manchester, M8

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Cheetham

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Manchester Cathedral

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


CHEETHAM HILL ROAD,Cheetham (East side)
No.190 Manchester Jewish Museum(Formerly Listed as:CHEETHAM HILL ROAD, Cheetham(East side)No.190 New Synagogue)

Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue,now museum.1889,by Edward Salomons;altered.Red brick with sandstone dressings,slate roofs.T-shaped plan formed by rectangular main vessel at right-angles to street,with flanking wings to the gabled facade.Plain building but with elaborate Spanish and Saracenic motifs in the facade.Two storeys and three bays,symmetrical,the centre breaking forwards slightly;with plinth,diaper bands,etc.The centre has a large two-centred arched doorway with shafts,polychrome-banded extrados,recessed door with banded lintel,etc.,flanked by small triangular-headed lancet windows,and at first floor an arcaded five-light window with shafts,arched lights with linked segmental hoodmoulds,and sill- and head-bands;a cinquefoil motif over the centre,and dentilled coping with apex finial.The side wings,both gabled at right-angles to the main axis and that to the right containing a staircase,have ornamented first-floor bands,three-light windows at ground floor and two-light windows above,and gable copings with apex finials.The side walls of the main range have low plain segmental-headed windows at ground floor and circular windows above,mostly with stained glass.Interior not inspected.

Listing NGR: SJ8431799904

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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