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Dollis Hill Synagogue and Forecourt Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Dollis Hill, London

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Latitude: 51.5587 / 51°33'31"N

Longitude: -0.2324 / 0°13'56"W

OS Eastings: 522634

OS Northings: 185909

OS Grid: TQ226859

Mapcode National: GBR BB.D3S

Mapcode Global: VHGQQ.X2JX

Plus Code: 9C3XHQ59+F3

Entry Name: Dollis Hill Synagogue and Forecourt Railings

Listing Date: 9 March 1982

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1252679

English Heritage Legacy ID: 198793

ID on this website: 101252679

Location: Dollis Hill, Brent, London, NW2

County: London

District: Brent

Electoral Ward/Division: Dollis Hill

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Brent

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Catherine Neasden

Church of England Diocese: London

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Dollis Hill
Synagogue and
TQ 28 NW 2/8 forecourt railings


1933. Owen Williams, Architect. Smooth concrete with parapet front. Minimal style
with symbolic motifs. Two storeys, ten windows and central plaque on first floor.
On ground floor three central entrances flanked by four windows each side. These
have flat heads and semicircular cills; and the glazing bars form the pattern of the
ritual 7-branched candlestick. This motif is repeated in the wrought iron forecourt
railing and its double gate at each end. On North and South returns 3 tall shallow
bay projections with narrow blank sections between, have shallow pointed parapets
which accommodate half-hexagonal windows. Hexagonal windows just below these and
also at ground level. Side sections and rear elevation is main front. Synagogue hall
alongside 1937-38 much simpler. Interior shows roof vault of shallow canted sections
reflecting exterior form. Good oak veneered galleries and furnishings. Plain and
functional, but candlestick motif repeated in interior rails. Modern stainless steel
rails and actual candlestick.

Listing NGR: TQ2263485909

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