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Torbay Jewish Community

The Borough of Torbay

The three main towns of Torbay are Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, all situated around on of the English Channel coast of Devon in South West England.   All three towns had been separate municipal boroughs until 1968 when they were amalgamated into the single county borough of Torbay.  In 1974 Torbay became a local government district of the county of Devon and, in 1998, it became a unitary authority.

The Torbay Jewish Community

Jewish Congregations

The following are the Jewish congregations that existed in what is now Torbay:


Search the All-UK Database

The records in the database associated with Torbay (Torquay & Paignton) include:


Paignton Cemetery, 1963 - 2010 (89 records).


1851 for Torbay (Torquay).

1851 Anglo Jewry Database

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Torquay and Dartmouth (5 miles to the south) during the 1800s (2 records), 1810s (6 records), 1820s (4 records), 1840s (2 records), 1850s (15 records), 1860s (4 records), 1870s (4 records) and 1880s (2 records).


Torbay Jewish Population Data



(The Jewish Year Book 1966)



(The Jewish Year Book 1991)



(The Jewish Year Book 2000)


Torbay Jewish Cemetery Information

The only Jewish cemetery in Torbay is the Torquay & Paignton Hebrew Congregation Cemetery (the Jewish Section Paignton Cemetery).  It is situated in Colley End Road, Paignton, and was acquired by the community in 1962.

See a Layout of the Jewish Section of Paignton Cemetery, showing the position of each tombstone and the name of the person interred, researched by Rosemary Hoffman. It contains some 90 burials.

(For additional information, see also IAJGS International Jewish Cemeteries Project - Paignton)


Jewish Congregations in Devon

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