Bishop Auckland Synagogue

& Jewish Community

Bishop Auckland, County Durham




Page created: 21 August 2005
Latest revision or update: 30 December 2015

Town of Bishop Auckland

The town of Bishop Auckland (population approximately 25,000) is in County Durham in North East of England, close to the confluence of the river Wear and its tributary, the river Gaunless. It was an urban district until 1974, when it merged with adjoining areas to form the Wear Valley District of County Durham. In April 2009, the Wear Valley District was merged with six other districts of County Durham to form the unitary authority of County Durham.

Bishop Auckland Jewish Community

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

Congregation Data


Bishop Auckland Synagogue


11 John Street, Eldon Lane, Bishop Auckland

Date Opened:


Current Status:

Closed 1952


Ashkenazi Orthodox


Articles relating to the Bishop Auckland Jewish Community

The Early History of Jews in Bishop Auckland by Harold Pollins


Other Bishop Auckland Jewish Information

Bibliography and other sources

Bishop Auckland Cemetery Information - IAJGS Cemetery Project


Jewish Congregations in County Durham

Jewish Communities of England home page

Explanations of Terms Used



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