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City of Exeter
The city of Exeter is situated on the river Exe in South West England and has a population of about 115,000. It was a county borough from 1889 until 1974, when it became a local government district of the county of Devon, of which it is the county town.
The Exeter Jewish Community
The Exeter Jewish community dates back to the mid-eighteenth century. The Synagogue of the Exeter Hebrew Congregation, the only Jewish congregation known to have existed in the city, is the third oldest extant synagogue in the United Kingdom.
Basic Congregation Data
Exeter from "Provincial Jewry in Victorian Britain" - Papers for a conference at University College, London, convened by the Jewish Historical Society of Great Britain, prepared by Aubrey Newman - 6th July 1975. Reproduced here with his kind consent.
Tombstone Inscriptions at Exeter Jews' Cemetery, transcribed by Rabbi Dr. Bernard Susser (a section of Rabbi Susser's "Jewish Tombstone Inscriptions in S. W. England - Studies in Anglo-Jewish History No. 3", which includes an Introduction that also makes reference to Exeter).
Extract of Chief Rabbi's Correspondence for Devon and Cornwall - facimile. Made by Rabbi Susser from the duplicate correspondence books of the Chief Rabbis for the nineteenth century. Available on JCR-UK as part of the Susser Archive.
Press Report on Fire in the Synagogue - August 1876
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