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Obj. ID: 25043
Jewish Architecture
  Sha'ar HaShamayim Synagogue in Gibraltar, United Kingdom

© Bjørn (Flickr: IMG_8732) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons, Photographer: Boaski, Bjørn, 2012
Summary and Remarks

The synagogue was burnt down in the Great Siege, on the night of 17 May 1781. According to the inscription in the keystone over the main entrance, the synagogue was repaired in 1812.

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Name/Title
Sha'ar HaShamayim Synagogue (the Great Synagogue) in Gibraltar | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
Unknown
Date
1724
Synagogue active dates
until today
Reconstruction dates
rebuilt in 1768 (inscription) and in 1812 (inscription)
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Location
United Kingdom | Gibraltar (Territory) | Gibraltar
| Engineer Lane 49, corner with Castle St., GX11 1AA
Site
Unknown
School/Style
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Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
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Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Stone
Measurements
Height
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
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Weight
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Panel Measurements
Iconographical Subject
Unknown |
Languages of inscription
Unknown
Type of grave
Unknown
0
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
Codicology
Scribes
Script
Number of Lines
Ruling
Pricking
Quires
Catchwords
Hebrew Numeration
Blank Leaves
Direction/Location
Façade (main)
Endivances
Location of Torah Ark
Location of Apse
Location of Niche
Location of Reader's Desk
Location of Platform
Temp: Architecture Axis
Arrangement of Seats
Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
Coin
Coin Series
Coin Ruler
Coin Year
Denomination
Signature
Colophon
Scribal Notes
Watermark
Hallmark
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Sharman Kadish, Jewish Heritage in Gibraltar: an Architectural Guide; photography by Nigel Corrie; maps and drawings by Barbara Bowman (Spire Books in association with Jewish Heritage UK, 2007).
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Condition
Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
Present Usage
Synagogue
Present Usage Details
Condition of Building Fabric
B (Fair)
Architectural Significance type
Historical significance: Event/Period
Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
Urban significance
Significance Rating
3 (National)
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