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Jew’s House

Jew’s House

One of the oldest and most important domestic dwellings in England, located on Steep Hill and below the Jew's Court.

The house has traditionally been associated with the thriving Jewish community in Medieval Lincoln, thought to have last belonged to Belaset, daughter of Solomon of Wallingford, before the expulsion of the Jews from England in 1290.

The magnificence of the entry, and its off central position, as well as the lack of an original front entrance to Jew's Court next door, suggest that it was the original entrance to the Medieval synangogue thought to have been behind the Court.

The house is one of only five surviving Medieval Jewish houses in England, evidence of the prominent Jewish community in Lincoln during the 12th and 13th century.

The building has remained continuously occupied to the present day, and is currently in commercial use housing the Jew's House restaurant and Face Facts beauty salon.

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