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Artillery Lane Synagogue

Bishopsgate, London E.C.2.

 

              

         
 

Page created: 6 December 2006
Latest revision or update: 29 January 2014

Congregation Data

Official Name:

Artillery Lane Synagogue

Address:

Artillery Lane, Bishopsgate, London EC2

Date Founded:

By 1870 (per Social History of the Jews in England, V. D. Lipman, p74)

Current Status:

Closed in or after 1945 (last entry in marriage register), incorporated into Ezras Chaim Synagogue

Ritual:

Orthodox - Ashkenazi

Affiliation:

An affiliated synagogue of the Federation of Synagogues.

Membership Data:

1870  -   45 members  (Social History of the Jews in England, V. D. Lipman, p74)
1905  - 115 members  (Jewish Year Book 1906)
1915  - 135 members  (Jewish Year Book 1916)

Location:

Artillery Lane runs east from Bishopsgate (just to the north of Widegate Street/Middlesex Street) for about 450 feet and then turns to the south-east for a further 200 feet and then east for a further 150 feet, where it meets the junction of Crispin Street and Bell Lane, almost opposite White's Row. Originally only the first 300 feet was known as Artillery Lane, the middle section was Artillery Street and the last 150 feet at the eastern end was Raven Row.

Local Authority Districts:

The western section of Artillery Lane (the part that was always known as Artillery Lane) is in the City of London, having been situated in the former civil parish of St. Botolph Without Bishopsgate (abolished 1908) in the Bishopsgate Ward Without.

The central and eastern sections of Artillery Lane (the parts previously known as Artillery Street and Raven Row) are in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, which was created on 1 April 1965, within the administrative area of Greater London.

Previously, the central and eastern sections of Artillery Lane were in the Metropolitan Borough of Stepney (established 1900) in the County of London (established 1889), both of which entities were abolished in 1965.

The middle section of the street (the part formally known as Artillery Street) was within the historic Liberty of the Old Artillery Ground and eastern section of the street (the part formally known as Raven Row) was within the civil parish of Spitalfields, both of which entities were in the former County of Middlesex until 1889. They were absorbed into the civil parish of Whitechapel in 1921, remaining within the Metropolitan Borough of Stepney. The civil parish of Whitechapel was itself abolished in 1927, being absorbed into Stepney Borough parish (until that parish's abolition in 1965).

From 1856 to 1900, the Liberty of the Old Artillery Ground  and the civil parish of Spitalfields were both constituents of the Whitechapel District.

Based upon the fact that the congregation's marriage records are deposited with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, it would appear that synagogue was was not situated within the City boundaries.

Registration Districts:

Assuming not within City of London
From 1 July 1837 - Whitechapel
From 1 January 1926 - Stepney
From 1 January 1983 - Tower Hamlets  (which now holds the registers)

Other Congregation Information

  • Synagogue & Other Records:

    • Three Marriage Registers (first entry 28 February 1904; last entry 28 August 1945) are deposited with Tower Hamlets Register Office (ref: s32).
      The Board of Deputies also holds a copy of the following registers: 1904-1930 (ref:16/32a/1); 1932-1937 (ref:16/32a/2); and 1937-1945 (ref:16/24a/3), which may also include the register for Chevra Shass (ref:16/37a).

  • Bibliography:

  • Cemetery Information:


Street Directory of Synagogues in East End and City of London

City of London and East End Congregations

Greater London home page

List of Federation of Synagogues Congregations


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