Wigan Synagogue

& Jewish Community

Wigan, Greater Manchester



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Wigan was a county borough in Lancashire, lying to the northwest of Manchester. In 1974, it merged with adjoining areas (all of which had been in Lancashire) to form the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan within new Metropolitan County of Greater Manchester.  Wigan became a unitary authority in 1986, when Greater Manchester lost its administrative status and became purely a ceremonial county.

Congregation Data


Wigan Synagogue


22 Bold Street, Wigan.  For some years, until about 1900, the were two rival congregations

Date Formed:

During 1880's

Current Status:

Closed.  It appears that the synagogue closed in about 1908, although details of the congregation continued to appear in the Jewish Year Book for many years thereafter.


Ashkenazi Orthodox


Other Communal or Congregation Information

Notes on the Wigan Jewish Community by Harold Pollins



Greater Manchester Jewish Community home page

Street Directory of Jewish Congregations in Greater Manchester

Jewish Communities of England home page

Explanations of Terms Used



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