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A Grade II Listed Building in Didsbury West, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4238 / 53°25'25"N

Longitude: -2.2409 / 2°14'27"W

OS Eastings: 384090

OS Northings: 391915

OS Grid: SJ840919

Mapcode National: GBR DXSV.ND

Mapcode Global: WHB9V.K64L

Plus Code: 9C5VCQF5+GM

Entry Name: Synagogue

Listing Date: 5 October 1988

Last Amended: 6 June 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246274

English Heritage Legacy ID: 454824

Location: Didsbury, Manchester, M20

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Didsbury West

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: West Didsbury Christ Church and St Christopher Withington

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 11/11/2014
698-1/8/505 (East side)
05/10/88 Synagogue
(Formerly Listed as:
(East side) Synagogue)


Synagogue. 1925-6, by Delissa Joseph, under the supervision of Joseph Sunlight. Red brick with some Portland stone dressings (roof concealed) .Rectangular plan with projecting wings and porch. Two storeys, symmetrical; a centra1; porch of white stone, with pilasters, cornice and parapet, and recessed doorway with geometrical overlight, flanked by large rectangular 2-storey wings (stair turrets) each of which has a raised centre panel with a white stone doorway at ground floor, a round-headed window with radiating glazing bars and margin panes at 1st floor, and a brick cornice and parapet with upstands; and similar windows in the return sides. A lower 2-storey narthex links these 3 elements to the main vessel, which has pilastered 3-bay side walls with 3 windows on each floor of each bay, those to the upper floor arranged in Venetian form. Interior (as inspected in 1988): narthex with entrance vestibule flanked by cloakrooms and stairs; impressive main vessel with Ionic columns rising through galleries and supporting an entablature which returns to form an arch over the Ark; polished white marble steps and parapet to Ark, and tebah (or reading desk) of the same material; Austrian oak furnishings. Fine example of a synagogue of this period.

Listing NGR: SJ8409091915

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