Tyne and Wear HER(10843): Sunderland, Villiers Street South, Beth HaMedrash - Details
Sunderland, Villiers Street South, Beth HaMedrash
Large purpose-built Beth HaMedrash (religious study hall often attached to a synagogue) built in 1899. Now demolished. Sunderland's east end was then home to 1,000 Jewish immigrants, many from Krottingen in Lithuania. In 1938 a new Beth HaMedrash was built in Mowbray Road (also demolished).
Sharman Kadish, 2006, Jewish Heritage in England - Architectural Guide, page 186; www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/Community/sunderland2/