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Liverpool Old Hebrew Congregation

Princes Road, Toxteth, L8 1TG

Basic Information

Liverpool Hebrew Congregation or Princes' Road Synagogue', until about 1840, then also known as Seel Street Synagogue.

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 2 September 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.

Congregation formed in about 1780. By 1806, the congregation had acquired the synagogue in Seel Street (on land received as a gift from the Liverpool municipality) and the synagogue was erected in 1807/8. In about 1836, a split developed in the congregation, which led to the establishment of the breakaway Liverpool New Hebrew Congregation in 1842.

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Princes Road, Toxteth, L8 1TG Liverpool
L8 1TG


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