Princes Road Synagogue, Liverpool

Princes Road Synagogue, located in Toxteth, Liverpool in England, is the home of the Liverpool Old Hebrew Congregation. It was founded in the late 1860s, designed by William James Audsley and George Ashdown Audsley and consecrated on September 2, 1874. It is widely regarded as the finest example of the Moorish Revival style of synagogue architecture in Great Britain. Synagogues emulating its design are to be found as far afield as Sydney, Australia.HistoryPrinces Road Synagogue came into existence when the Jewish community in Liverpool in the late 1860s decided to build itself a new synagogue, reflecting the status and wealth of the community. The Toxteth area was rapidly expanding as Liverpool's magnates built opulent mansions. The synagogue stands in a cluster of houses of worship designed to advertise the wealth and status of the local captains of industry, a group that was remarkably ethnically diverse, by the standards of Victorian England. Immediately adjacent to Princes Road are the magnificent Greek Orthodox Church of St Nicholas, the Anglican parish of St Margaret of Antioch, and a handsome, early French gothic, Welsh Presbyterian Church.
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  • Today, the Jewish community welcomed the Lord Mayor and other civic dignitaries and people of every faith to this most spectacular venue. The rather plain, red brick exterior, partly covered by metal ...  more »
  • Simple ring the synagogue to book a tour and the heritage beauty and explanations re our tour guide made for a wonderful morning . Worth a visit easy parking and an experience worth taking children to...  more »
  • The Synagogue is gorgeous. Our tour was very interesting, covering the history of the building and the religious details. Need to pre-book. Very glad we made that visit.  more »
  • Beautiful structure inside and out. Hard to find parking on Saturday morning though!
  • Deserves its Grade1 listing
  • Amazing interior prepare to be stunned by the beautiful colours and gold leaf.A member of the congregation gave us an informative entertaining tour ,would thoroughly recommend it .
  • I can't stand it.
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