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Gloucester Old Synagogue

& Jewish Community

Gloucester, Gloucestershire

 

              

         
 


Page created: 22 August 2005
Latest revision or update: 17 February 2013
 

City of Gloucester

The city of Gloucester, with a population of approximately 110,000, is situated on the right bank of the river Severn in the West of England.  It is the county town and a local government district of the county of Gloucestershire, and was a county borough until 1974.

Jewish Community

There had been a Jewish community in Gloucester in the medieval period. A new community, sometimes referred to as the Gloucester Old Synagogue, was founded in the eighteenth century, but had disappeared by the 1870s.

 


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The records in the database associated with Gloucester include:

1851 Anglo Jewry Database

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Plymouth during the 1770s (1 record), 1790s (3 records), 1800s (4 records), 1810s (13 records); 1820s (5 records), 1830s (6 records), 1840s (11 records), 1850s (14 records), 1860s (11 records), 1870s (5 records) and 1880s (3 records).
 


Congregation Data
 

Description:

Gloucester Old Synagogue

Address:

Mercy Place, Gloucester, opposite the Infirmary

Founded:

Eighteenth century

Disbanded

By 1870

Ritual:

Ashkenazi Orthodox

 

Articles on the Gloucester Community

The Rise of Provincial Jewry - Gloucester by Cecil Roth, 1950, including inscriptions on gravestones at Gloucester Jewish Cemetery. Available on JCR-UK as part of the Susser Archive.

Other Information

Jewish Congregations in Gloucestershire

Jewish Communities of England home page

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