Liverpool's Princes Road Synagogue is now Grade I Listed.
The announcement by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport follows hard on the heels of the upgrade of the city's Art Deco Greenbank Drive Synagogue to Grade II*. The public recognition of Princes Road as 'one of Europe's finest cathedral synagogues' is most fitting in the year in which the City of Liverpool is designated 'European Capital of Culture'.
Princes Road is only the third British synagogue to achieve Grade I status. It has been brought into line with its younger 'sister', the New West End Synagogue in London, which became Grade I last summer, joining Britain's oldest synagogue, Bevis Marks. Liverpool is the first city outside London to have a Grade I Listed Synagogue.