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Hampstead Synagogue

A Grade II* Listed Building in West Hampstead, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5498 / 51°32'59"N

Longitude: -0.192 / 0°11'31"W

OS Eastings: 525458

OS Northings: 184984

OS Grid: TQ254849

Mapcode National: GBR C6.47X

Mapcode Global: VHGQR.M9CR

Entry Name: Hampstead Synagogue

Listing Date: 25 September 1989

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1271984

English Heritage Legacy ID: 477064

Location: Camden, London, NW6

County: London

District: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: West Hampstead

Built-Up Area: Camden

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Emmanuel Hampstead

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


CAMDEN

TQ2584NW DENNINGTON PARK ROAD
798-1/47/306 (South side)
25/09/89 Hampstead Synagogue

II*

Synagogue. 1892-1901. By Delissa Joseph. Red brick with slate
roofs. Plan of entrance hall to front of centralised
auditorium. Eclectic French Gothic/Romanesque style.
EXTERIOR: 3-stage central tower with tall hipped roof, moulded
parapet and clasped buttresses continued as octagonal broached
ogee-capped turrets. Stepped semicircular arched architrave to
doorway; upper stages dominated by moulded semicircular arch
with foliate capitals to engaged shafts of 3 orders flanking
large window set over 2 order of shafts flanking interlaced
arches over narrow lancets. Tower flanked by 2-storey blocks
each having 4 round-arched lancets above moulded semicircular
arched doorway; 2-storey outer blocks each with hood moulds
over 2 round-arched windows to rear of single storey ranges
each with 3 round-arched lancets. Central dome to rear has
lunettes with graduated arched lights to central drum.
INTERIOR: entrance hall with coffered ceiling, mosaic tile
floor; 2-bay semicircular arched arcades with foliate capitals
to outer bays with decorative wrought-iron balusters to
staircases. Galleries flank polygonal-plan centre with ribs of
bolection-panelled dome springing from cast-iron columns with
waterleaf capitals supported on octagonal marble piers with
moulded abaci, which support panelled balcony fronts to 3
sides. Barrel-vaulted "sanctuary" end with segmental-arched
archivolts. Marble ark in Classical style, with decorative
wrought-iron doors and overlight set in semicircular arch
flanked by Ionic columns and quadrants terminated in coupled
Ionic pilasters to dentilled entablature and balustraded
parapet; marble pulpit in similar style with balusters to
front and flanked by swept marble steps. Good stained glass.


Listing NGR: TQ2545884984

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