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Chorlton-on-Medlock Old Hebrew Congregation

Manchester

 

 

   
 


Page created: 31 October 2007
Latest revision or update: 5 March 2017

Congregation Data

Name:

Chorlton-on-Medlock Old Hebrew Congregation

Previous and Alternative Name:

Chorlton-on-Medlock Synagogue (Note: there was a Charton-on-Medlock Hebrew Congregation, which later also used this name(i))

Address:

375 Oxford Road, Manchester M13

Date Formed:

1911

Current Status:

Closed in 1920s(ii)

Ritual:

Ashkenazi Orthodox

Local Authority:

Oxford Road is part of the main southern approach to Manchester and home to Manchester University.  It is within the metropolitan borough of the City of Manchester, now within the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester (which no longer has any administrative powers).

From 1889 to 1974, Manchester was a County Borough (a unitary authority), geographically (though not administratively) within the County of Lancashire.

Cemetery Information:

See Manchester Jewish Cemeteries Information on Manchester Jewish Community home page.

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) The Congregation appears to have added the word "Old" only after 1916/17. From about 1917, a congregation under the name Chorlton-on-Medlock Hebrew Congregation (which was also known as Chorlton-on-Medlock Synagogue) existed at 296 Oxford Road. One congregation presumably having broken away from the other.

  • (ii) Based upon the latest appearance in the Jewish Year Books. However, the marriage register of this congregation was closed in September 1916, "in consequence of a change of address", which was the time the congregation referred to above emerged at 296 Oxford Street (the first entry in the marriage register at that address being in August 1917). Possibly, the congregation intended moving to the new Oxford Street address, but a number of congregants wished to continue at the old address, creating a split in the congregation.

 

Congregational Records

At Manchester Register Office:


Greater Manchester Jewish Community home page


Jewish Congregations in the City of Manchester (metropolitan borough)

Street Directory of Jewish Congregations in Greater Manchester

Jewish Communities of England home page

 

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