6-8 Ravensworth Terrace, Newcastle


Nos. 6-8 on Ravensworth Terrace in the Summerhill area of Newcastle was originally built as private residences in the early 1820s. By April 1884, No.6 had been occupied by the newly established Diocesan Society for the Protection of Women and Children, with 12 girls resident in the refuge. Soon after, the Society occupied No. 7 next door, for use as a Training Home for Friendless Girls, teaching household skills suitable for developing careers as a domestic servants. Later No. 8 was used as a ladies boarding house where the girls could use some of the household skills, and generate income for the Society.[1] Nos. 6-8 were largely rebuilt and converted into a Jewish synagogue by Marcus Kenneth Glass form 1924-5.[2] The synagogue was consecrated on the 8th of September 1925, with John Grantham, Sheriff of Newcastle, attending the service.[3] It ceased to be used as a synagogue in 1969. Later it was used as a design studio, and then converted for use as offices. The house next door, No. 5 Ravensworth Terrace, featured in the BBC Two series, "A House Through Time", in April 2019.

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049169:Ravensworth Terrace Synagogue Ravensworth Terrace Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1977

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Consecration of Ravensworth Terrace Synagogue, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Tyne and Wear HER(10848): Newcastle, Ravensworth Terrace, Nos. 6-8, Synagogue
- "Conversion of a Victorian Terrace (formerly a Diocesan Home for Girls, HER 10686) by Marcus Kenneth Glass in 1924-5. It was almost an entire rebuild. The houses had been left ...

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6-8 Ravensworth Terrace

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Ravensworth Terrace

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Diocesan Training Home & Refuge For Friendless Girls, Ravensworth Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne.
- Northumberland Archives Blog, 10/04/2019 ".....An account in The Newcastle Courant of 10 August 1883 records the establishment of the Society the aims of which included ‘… the rescue of ...

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Diocesan Society for the Protection of Women and Children, 1884
- 1884 calendar listing of the Diocesan Society for the Protection of Women and Children. From "Diocesan Training Home & Refuge For Friendless Girls, Ravensworth Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne". 10/04/2019 ...

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