Brighton's first purpose built synagogue 1838

This beautiful Georgian style building in Devonshire Place has been awarded a ‘Blue Plaque’ in honour of David Mocatta (1806-1882) who remodelled this building in 1838 as the City’s first purpose built synagogue.

Up until July-2004 the building was the ‘Shape Health Club’ and has now been completely renovated in to modern apartments whilst retaining its imposing Georgian exterior.

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  • As a fan of the London Brighton and South Coast Railway I am delighted to see the mention of David Mocatta. He was architect of many of the fine buildings built for the old LBSCR. He has a very large and imposing memorial in the municipal cemetery, right at the top just off Bear Road.

    By Raymond (Dickie) Bird (12/06/2008)

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