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Bath Jewish Community

City of Bath

Bath is an historic and elegant city of about 90,000 inhabitants in southwest of England, renowned since Roman times for its hot mineral springs. It forms the principal urban area of the district of Bath and Northeast Somerset, which is unitary authority created 1996 and placed for ceremonial purposes in the county of Somerset.  Until 1996, Bath was a district of the now defunct county of Avon, which had been formed in 1974. Prior to then, Bath was a borough in the county of Somerset.

The Bath Jewish Community

Jews began to settle in Bath dates from the mid-eighteenth century, although the synagogue was not established until the early nineteenth century. By 1874, services had effectively ceased. A new congregation was later established in the mid-twentieth century, but this also closed and there is no longer a Jewish community.

Jewish Congregations

The following are the Jewish congregations that existed in Bath:


Search the All-UK Database

The records in the database associated with Bath include:

1851 Anglo Jewry Database, including Frome (10 miles to the south) (updated 2016)

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in:
Bath during the 1780s (1 record), 1790s (8 records), 1800s (6 records), 1810s (13 records); 1820s (20 records), 1830s (25 records), 1840s (36 records), 1850s (46 records), 1860s (11 records), 1870s (4 record), 1880s (9 records), 1890s (6 records), 1900s (2 records) and 1910s (1 record); and
Frome during the 1800s (7 records), 1810s (7 records), 1820s (8 records), 1830s (1 record) and 1860s (1 record).


On-line Articles and Other Material
relating to the Bath Jewish Community



Bath Jewish Cemetery
Bath Old Jewish Burial Ground
ęDavid Shulman May 2016

Bath Jewish Cemetery Information

There is an Old Jewish Burial Ground in Bradford Road, Coombe Hill, Bath, with some 50 burials dating from 1812 to 1921.

Articles on JCR-UK:

(See also IAJGS International Jewish Cemeteries Project - Bath)


Bath Jewish Population Data


Community founded



(The Jewish Year Book 1947)


Jewish Congregations in Somerset

Jewish Communities of England home page


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