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IoE Number: 458597
Photographer: Mr Keith Lockwood
Date Photographed: 22 August 2004
Date listed: 12 July 1972
Date of last amendment: 30 November 1995
Grade II

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NOTTINGHAM SK5740SW SHAKESPEARE STREET 646-1/14/549 (North side) 12/07/72 Synagogue and attached area railings (Formerly Listed as: SHAKESPEARE STREET Synagogue) GV II Wesleyan Reform chapel, now synagogue and attached railings. 1854. By T Simpson. Converted c1950. Stucco with hipped slate roof. Classical Revival style. EXTERIOR: sill band and string course. Bays divided by giant Corinthian pilasters. 2 storeys plus basement; 3 x 7 bays, plus rear addition. Tall round-arched windows. Street front has a projecting centre with 4 fluted Corinthian pilasters supporting a dentillated cornice and pediment. Small flat-headed central window flanked by doors, and above, 3 windows. Left return has 7 windows. To the rear, a flat roofed addition with double doors and 3 windows. INTERIOR: plastered, largely unaltered. Dentillated cornice to cross beam ceiling with guilloche enrichment. Similar enrichment to window heads. All-round oval gallery on cast-iron Corinthian columns with elaborately moulded front and guilloche and vine trail bands. Clock at the rear. At the front, a granite and marble tabernacle, resited, with fluted pilasters and inscribed tablets under a segmental pediment. Niches with seats on each side, and beyond, renewed doors in C19 pedimented surrounds. Fittings include original panelled benches throughout. Remaining fittings mid C20. Memorials include 2 marble and slate war memorial tablets. Outside, across the front, 4 square panelled piers with cornice caps, with 2 wrought-iron gates and railing. Wrought-iron area railing to left return, with ashlar plinth. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Nottinghamshire: London: 1979-: 238).

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