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Dunk Street Beth Hamedrash

London E.1.

 

 

   
 

Page created: 12 December 2006
Latest revision or update: 14 December 2014

Congregation Data

Name:

Dunk Street Beth Hamedrash

Former Alternative Name:

Beth Hamedrash Hagadol

Address:

44a Dunk Street, Whitechapel, London E1.

(Location: The whole neighbourhood in which Dunk Street was situated, in London's East End, has been redeveloped and the street no longer exists. Dunk Street ran north some 500 feet from Old Montague Street to Hanbury Street, about 800 feet east of Baker's Row (now the southern section of Vallance Road). It was parallel with Great Garden Street (now known as Greatorex Street), to the West, and King Edward Street (which also no longer exist), to the East.

Date Founded:

1907

Current Status:

Closed, after 1956

Ritual:

Orthodox - Ashkenazi

Affiliation:

An affiliated synagogue of the Federation of Synagogues.

Membership Data:

1919 - 130 members (source)

Local Authority Districts:

The locality is now in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, created on 1 April 1965, within the administrative area of Greater London.

Previously, King Edward Street was in the Metropolitan Borough of Stepney (established 1900) within the County of London (established 1889), both of which entities were abolished in 1965.

Dunk Street was also within the civil parish of Mile End New Town (established 1866), which was abolished in 1921 and absorbed into the civil parish of Whitechapel, which itself was abolished in 1927 to be absorbed into Stepney Borough parish (until that parish's abolition in 1965).

Registration Districts:

From 1 July 1837 - Whitechapel
From 1 January 1926 - Stepney
From 1 January 1983 - Tower Hamlets (which now holds the registers)

Other Congregation Information

  • Synagogue & Other Records:

    • Marriage Register (first entry 28 July 1915; last entry 13 November 1952) deposited with Tower Hamlets Register Office (ref: s34).
      The Board of Deputies (ref:16/33a/1) also holds a copy of the register and gives the reason for cessation as "amalgamated".

  • Bibliography:


Street Directory of Synagogues in East End and City of London

Jewish Congregations of the London East End

Greater London home page

List of Federation of Synagogues Congregations


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