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Conservation Area for Bevis Marks

Bevis Marks, the oldest continuously functioning synagogue in the UK, has won a major victory for its continuing preservation.

Dating back to 1701, the Sephardi synagogue has been under recent threat from commercial development in its part of the City of London - the capital's central business district.

Already a grade I listed building given its aesthetic and historic significance the Corporation of London, the governing authority of the City of London, has now unanimously voted to create a protective Conservation Area around the building. This is great news for Bevis Marks and important recognition of the value of Jewish heritage.

The Foundation has been supporting the campaign by Bevis Marks synagogue to stop encroaching property developments that would have a major detrimental effect on the synagogue community threatening its very future.

Read the full story on the Jewish Chronicle.


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