“Built in 1936 by architect Sir Ernest Alfred Shennan, the synagogue was used by its congregation right up until it was shut down back in 2007. Officials say the closure was largely due to the fall in the Jewish population from around 11,000 to just 3,000 over the last century, making the synagogues existence an expensive an unnecessary once.
Plans have surfaced to knock down the Community Hall Outbuilding and build a block of flats as well as transform the synagogue itself into rooms that are said to retain the ‘architectural beauty’ of the Grade II listed building that stands as of 2017.”
Explored: December 2018
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