Barnsley Synagogue

& Jewish Community

Barnsley, South Yorkshire




Page created: 22 August 2005
Latest revision or update: 12 December 2012

Town of Barnsley

The town of Barnsley is the largest urban area within of the metropolitan borough of Barnsley, in Northern England. The present boundaries date from 1974, when the metropolitan district of Barnsley was formed within the then new metropolitan county of South Yorkshire.  Barnsley became a unitary authority in 1986 when South Yorkshire lost its administrative status, becoming purely a ceremonial county.  Until 1974, Barnsley was a borough within the West Riding of Yorkshire.

Barnsley Jewish Community

Only one Jewish congregation is known to have existed in Barnsley, the Barnsley Synagogue.

Congregation Data


Barnsley Synagogue


82 Castlereagh Street, Barnsley

Current Status:

Closed, some time between 1938 and 1946

Date Established:



Ashkenazi Orthodox


Press Reports relating to the Barnsley Jewish Community 1903-1979


Jewish Congregations in South Yorkshire

Jewish Communities of England home page

Explanations of Terms Used



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