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Jewish Heritage in Britain and Ireland

Jewish Heritage in Britain and Ireland

An architectural guide
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Overview

Key Features

  • Expanded and updated gazetteer and guide to sites of Jewish Heritage across Britain and Ireland
  • Easy to use, covering more than 350 buildings and sites
  • Packed with colour photography as well as maps, heritage trails and photography

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, 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

Contents

  • Introduction
  • Notes for Visitors - Maps - London
  • South-East England - The South of England
  • The West Country - Lincoln and East Anglia
  • The Midlands - North-West England
  • Yorkshire and Humberside - North-East England
  • Wales – Scotland – Ireland – Channel Islands –
  • Isle of Man

About the Author
Sharman Kadish is Director of Jewish Heritage UK.


Extent:316pp
Illustrations: 300 
Publish Date: June 2015

ISBN of first edition (2006): 978-1-905624-287


Size: 220x130mm Paperback
Author: Sharman Kadish

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