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New London Synagogue

A Grade II Listed Building in City of Westminster, Westminster

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Latitude: 51.5347 / 51°32'4"N

Longitude: -0.1809 / 0°10'51"W

OS Eastings: 526268

OS Northings: 183319

OS Grid: TQ262833

Mapcode National: GBR 34.K1

Mapcode Global: VHGQR.TP7D

Plus Code: 9C3XGRM9+VJ

Entry Name: New London Synagogue

Listing Date: 7 September 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1247665

English Heritage Legacy ID: 428975

Location: Abbey Road, Westminster, London, NW8

County: Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: Abbey Road

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Mark Hamilton Terrace

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

TQ 2683 SW
New London Synagogue
Synagogue. 1882, by H H Collins. Red brick with channelled rustication to
lower stage; slate roofs. Rectangular plan. North Italian Romanesque style to
3-storey front. Outer bays each have round-arched 2-light windows above paired
blind windows with railhead decoration to tympanum set in round-arched
architrave with flanking pilasters; projecting bays with similar one-light
windows flank pedimented central bay with large round arched architrave to
3-light window with balcony, over projecting portico with arcade of 3
semi-circular arches set on coupled columns with foliate capitals and central
bracketed pediment; semi-circular arches over 3 half-glazed double doors.
Five-bay side elevations have 3 round-arched windows above shouldered windows to
each bay; porch with semi-circular arched door to rear. Interior: entrance
half with moulded cornices to coffered ceiling; 3-bay semi-circular arched
arcades set on fluted columns with foliate capitals leading to outer bays each
with decorative wrought-iron balustrade to staircase. Synagogue interior of
5-bays with gallery to 3 sides: cast-iron fluted and coupled columns with
stylised Composite capitals and decorative spandrels to beams of coffered
ceiling with foliate coved cornices and original sun burners. Triple arcade to
west end. Italianate-style ark, of wood with Ionic columns and entablature
supported on four semi-circular arches with pilasters to central pediment; bimah
in similar style. Stained-glass windows. Interior noted as displayed, a good
use of structural cast iron.

Listing NGR: TQ2626883319

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

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