Jewish Heritage in Britain and Ireland

    SubTitle

    An Architectural Guide
    Jewish Heritage in Britain and Ireland large image 1
        Paperback / softback

        Publication Date

        15 Jun 2015

        Summary

        This comprehensive gazetteer and guide to historic synagogues and Jewish heritage sites in Britain and Ireland has been fully revised and updated in this second edition, and celebrates in full colour the undiscovered heritage of Anglo-Jewry.
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        Main Summary

          Britain’s tiny Jewish community (about 263,000 people) is the oldest non-Christian minority in the country. In 1656 Jews returned to England after an absence of nearly 400 years and the Jewish community has enjoyed a history of continuous settlement in England since 1656, a record unmatched anywhere else in Europe.

           Jewish Heritage in Britain and Ireland celebrates in full colour the undiscovered heritage of Anglo-Jewry. First published in 2006, it remains the only comprehensive guide to historic synagogues and sites in the British Isles, based on an authoritative survey carried out with the support of English Heritage and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

           The guide is simple to use, covering more than 300 sites, organised on a region-by-region basis. Each section highlights major Jewish landmarks, ranging from Britain’s oldest synagogue, Bevis Marks Synagogue in the City of London, through the Georgian gems of the West Country to the splendid High Victorian “cathedral synagogues” of Birmingham, Brighton, Liverpool and Glasgow. Relics of Anglo-Jewry’s medieval past are explored in York, Lincoln and Norwich, and venerable burial grounds with Hebrew inscriptions are found in the unlikeliest of places. Curious oddities are not to be missed, including a 19th-century private penthouse synagogue in Brighton and an Egyptian-style Mikveh [ritual bath] in Canterbury.

           The new edition has been completely revised and features many new images including, for the first time, of sites in Wales, Scotland, Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. The easy-to-follow heritage trails around former Jewish quarters in the major cities have been updated and full postcodes are now given for SatNav users.

          Additional Information

          Author

          Sharman Kadish

          Author Information

          is Director, Jewish Heritage UK

          Publishing Status

          Active

          Size

          220mm

          Number of Illustrations

          300

          Number of Pages

          316

          ISBN

          9781848022379

          Contents

            Foreword to the Second Edition
            Donors’ Page for the First Edition
            Acknowledgements for the First Edition
            Introduction
            Notes for Visitors
            Maps
            LONDON
            The City and the East End
            East and North London
            Essex
            West London
            North-West London
            South London
            SOUTH-EAST ENGLAND
            Kent
            The Medway
            Surrey
            Hertfordshire
            THE SOUTH OF ENGLAND
            Sussex
            Dorset
            Hampshire
            The Channel Islands
            THE WEST COUNTRY
            Devon
            Cornwall
            Bristol and Somerset
            Gloucestershire
            LINCOLN AND EAST ANGLIA
            Lincoln
            ‘Jews’ Houses in East Anglia
            Post-Resettlement Jewish Sites in East Anglia
            THE MIDLANDS
            Birmingham and the West Midlands
            The East Midlands
            NORTH-WEST ENGLAND
            Liverpool
            Manchester
            The Rest of the North-West
            The Isle of Man
            YORKSHIRE AND HUMBERSIDE
            Bradford, Leeds and West Yorkshire
            South Yorkshire
            York
            Humberside
            NORTH-EAST ENGLAND
            Tyneside
            County Durham
            Teeside
            WALES
            South Wales
            The Welsh Valleys
            SCOTLAND
            Glasgow and Clydeside
            Edinburgh
            Dundee and Aberdeen
            The Highlands and Islands
            IRELAND
            Northern Ireland
            The Irish Republic
            Glossary
            Notes
            Index

            Reviews

              This new volume has extended, deepened and widened the original through new research and investigation, and what we have now is a comprehensive, extensively illustrated geographical survey by the UK's expert in the field. ... Densely packed yet portable, this volume certainly deserves a place among all your other architectural guides, on the shelf or in the car.
              Judith Leigh
              SPAB, Suumer 2016
              ... it packs in a surprising amount of material for its size.
              Julian Treuherz
              Context 143, March 2016
              This updated and amended guidebook is essential reading for anyone wishing to visit Jewish sites in Britain and Ireland and is interested in the history and topography of the Jewish community. ... This updated guide creates a unique and important source of information on the heritage of the Jewish community. ... this revised guide should be on the book shelves of every Jewish home and all students of Jewish history in Britain and Ireland.
              Ken Marks
              Transactions of the Ancient Monuments Society, Volume 60, March 16