The Twentieth Century Society

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Buildings at risk

Liverpool New Hebrew Congregation Synagogue, Liverpool

Status: Planning granted for residential conversion

Sir Ernest Alfred Shennan (1936-37). Grade II*

Inspired by Swedish architecture and with Art Deco elements, this truly original synagogue incorporates a cantilevered gallery wrapped around three sides and a spectacular concrete barrel-vaulted ceiling with intersecting concrete arches. The finest surviving inter-war synagogue in Europe, it has deteriorated due to neglect and is threatened by a proposal to convert it to flats, with loss of original fabric and furnishings.

Status: Permission granted in 2017 for residential conversion

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