Woking Mosque Map

Woking Mosque Map - Map of the Shah Jahan Mosque in Woking, Surrey, located on Oriental Road.

Map of Woking Mosque

Map of Shah Jahan Mosque Woking: Above you can view a handy map of the Shah Jahan Mosque, situated on Oriental Road, close to the town centre of Woking.

Woking's Shah Jahan Mosque - The Shah Jahan Mosque in Woking was constructed in 1889 by Gottlieb Wilhelm Leitner a Hungarian-British Jew and orientalist, as a place where students going to the Oriental Institute in Woking could worship. The construction of the mosque was funded in part by Sultan Shah Jahan (1844-1901), the female head of the princely Central Indian state of Bhopal. The Shah Jahan Mosque was built in the Indo-Saracenic Revival style and constructed using Bath and Bargate stone, it was designed by a Victorian architect named W L Chambers, who actually researched Islamic architecture books so as to construct a realistic looking structure. This listed building with its geometric patterns, minarets, calligraphy designs, courtyard and dome is the earliest dating mosque in Britain and was the first proper place of worship of Islam in the UK, many people just call it "The Woking Mosque".

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