Upton Park District Synagogue

London E.6.




Page created: 27 August 2006
Latest revision or update: 20 February 2015

Congregation Data

Official Name:

Upton Park District Synagogue

Former Names:

Upton Park Associate Synagogue
Upton Park Synagogue
(until 1923)


Tudor Road, Green Street, London E6
Previously at 277 Katherine Road, Forest Gate, London E7 (1918-1922).
prior to then in a house in Plashet Grove, East Ham, London E6 and a house in Queens Road, London E17.

Date Formed:


Current Status:

Closed 1972 - incorporated by West Ham District Synagogue to form the West Ham & Upton Park Synagogue


Ashkenazi Orthodox


An associate synagogue of the United Synagogue from 1923, becoming a district synagogue in 1937.

Membership Data:

Number of male seat-holders, 1870 -1970: (source)









Local Government District:

Upton Park is in east London, north of the river Thames, in the London Borough of Newham, created in 1965, situated in the administrative area of Greater London.

Previously, for all addresses of the congregation (except for Queens Road) the local authority was East Ham, being the Urban District of East Ham from 1894 to 1904 and the Municipal Borough of East Ham from 1904 to 1915, both geographically and administratively within the County of Essex. The County Borough of East Ham, a unitary authority geographically (although not administratively) within the County of Essex, was created in 1915.

Queens Road was in West Ham, which from 1886 to 1889 was the Municipal Borough of West Ham, geographically and administratively within the County of Essex, and from 1889 to 1965 was the County Borough of West Ham, a unitary authority geographically (although not administratively) within the County of Essex.
In 1965, the County Borough of East Ham and the County Borough of West Ham were together merged with some adjoining areas to form the London Borough Newham.

Registration Districts:

1 July 1837 - West Ham

1 October 1935 - East Ham (except Queens Road, which was in West Ham)

1 January 1968  - London Borough of Newham (which currently holds any registers)

Other Congregation Information

  • Synagogue & Other Records:

    • Marriage Registers (first entry January 1926; last entry October 1971) deposited with:
         Newham Register Office
         207 Plashet Grove
         East Ham
         London E6 1BT
         Tel: (+44) 20 8430 3616
         email: register.office@newham.gov.uk

  • Bibliography:

    • The Lost Synagogues of London. Renton, P., 2000 (Tymsder Publications, London)  p. 144

    • Earlham Grove Shul: One Hundred Years of West Ham Synagogue and Community. Bloch, Howard  1997 (published by the West Ham & Upton Park Synagogue)

    • Newham sources

    • other London sources

  • Cemetery Information:

Jewish Congregations in the London Borough of Newham

Jewish Congregations in Greater London

Greater London home page

List of United Synagogue Congregations

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