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Pontypool Synagogue

Pontypool, Torfaen, Gwent

 

 

   
 
 
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Town of Pontypool

Pontypool, a town on the edge of the South Wales coalfields, is situated on the river Afon Llwyd, approximately 15 miles inland from Newport.

Until 1974, Pontypool formed the urban district of Pontypool in the old county of Monmouthshire (which in many instances was then considered part of England and not Wales). From 1974 until 1996, it was part of the district of Torfaen in the new county of Gwent. In 1996, Gwent was abolished as an administrative county, and the district became the county borough of Torfaen- a unitary authority (within the purely ceremonial, or preserved, county of Gwent).

Pontypool Jewish Community

A small, short-lived, Jewish community existed in Pontypool in the latter part of the nineteenth century.

Congregation Data

Name:

Pontypool Synagogue

Address:

Wain House, Pontypool

Date Founded:

1867

Current Status:

Closed in nineteenth century

Ritual:

Ashkenazi Orthodox

Cemetery Information:

There is no Jewish cemetery in Pontypool, the closest being in Newport

 

On-line Article relating to the Pontypool Jewish Community

on JCR-UK


Jewish Congregations in the former county of Monmouthshire

Jewish Congregations in Wales, listed according to current unitary authorities

Jewish Communities & Congregations in Wales home page

 

 

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