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MEDIEVAL (PRE-1290) JEWISH COMMUNITIES
IN ENGLAND & WALES

Page created: 22 April 2005
Latest revision: 26 October 2014

Listed alphabetically by community
(Click here to view list arranged by county)
(Click here to view list of regions)

Counties referred to below are not necessarily the counties in which the towns are now located, but are the historic shires (or counties) in which the relevant towns were situated prior to the reorganization of local government in 1965 and 1974.  Although in many cases they are the counties in which the towns were situated during the medieval period, this is not necessarily the case (especially in Wales).

  • Abingdon, Berkshire
  • Arundel, Sussex
  • Bala 6, Merioneth
  • Basingstoke, Hampshire
  • Bath, Somerset
  • Beaumaris 6, Anglesey
  • BEDFORD 1,  5, Bedfordshire
  • Berdefield 2
  • Berham (now Barham), Kent
  • BERKHAMSTED 1, Hertfordshire
  • Beverley, Yorkshire
  • Bosham, Sussex
  • Bottisham, Cambridgeshire
  • Bradesworth 2
  • Brentford, Middlesex
  • Bridgnorth, Shropshire
  • Bridgwater, Somerset
  • BRISTOL 1,  5, Gloucestershire
  • Buckingham, Buckinghamshire
  • Bungay, Suffolk
  • Burford, Oxfordshire
  • Bury St. Edmunds 6, Suffolk
  • Caerleon, Monmouthshire
  • Caernarvon 6, Caernarvonshire
  • CAMBRIDGE 1, 6, Cambridgeshire
  • Camden 3, London
  • CANTERBURY 1 5, Kent
  • Chepstow, Monmouthshire
  • Chesterton 4, Oxfordshire
  • Chichester, Sussex
  • Chippenham, Wiltshire
  • Clare, Suffolk
  • COLCHESTER 1 5, Essex
  • Colton 4, Staffordshire
  • Conisford, Norwich, Norfolk
  • Conway 6, Caernarvonshire
  • Coventry, Warwickshire
  • Criccieth 6, Caernarvonshire
  • Cricklade, Wiltshire
  • Derby 6, Derbyshire
  • DEVIZES 1,  5, Wiltshire
  • Doncaster, Yorkshire
  • Dorchester, Dorset
  • Dorking, Surrey
  • Dunstable, Bedfordshire
  • Dunwich, Suffolk
  • Eden 2
  • Evesham, Worcestershire
  • EXETER 1 5, Devon
  • Eye, Suffolk
  • Faversham, Kent
  • Finchingfield, Essex
  • Flint 6, Flintshire
  • Frenningsham 2
  • Fressinton 2
  • Gillingham, Kent
  • GLOUCESTER 1, 6 Gloucestershire
  • Graham 2
  • Grimsby, Lincolnshire
  • Guildford, Surrey
  • Hampton 4, Middlesex
  • Harlech 6, Merioneth
  • Hastings, Sussex
  • Hatcham (now New Cross), Kent
  • Haverford 2
  • Hendon, Middlesex
  • HEREFORD 1 5, Herefordshire
  • Hertford, Hertfordshire
  • Hitchin, Hertfordshire
  • Holm 2
  • Honiton, Devon
  • Hungerford, Berkshire
  • HUNTINGDON 1 5, Huntingdonshire
  • Ilchester, Somerset
  • IPSWICH 1 5, Suffolk
  • Kendal, Westmorland
  • Kingston 4 (now Kingston-upon-Thames), Surrey
  • Knaresborough, Yorkshire
  • Lancaster, Lancashire
  • Leicester 6, Leicestershire
  • Lewes, Sussex
  • LINCOLN 1 5, Lincolnshire
  • LONDON 1,  5
  • Ludlow, Shropshire
  • Lynn (now King’s Lynn), Norfolk
  • Malling, Kent
  • MARLBOROUGH 1, 6 Wiltshire
  • Merton 4, Surrey
  • Newborough 6, Anglesey
  • Newbury 6, Berkshire
  • Newcastle upon Tyne 6, Northumberland
  • Newland, Lynn, Norfolk
  • Newmarket, Suffolk
  • Newport (Newport Pagnell), Buckinghamshire
  • NORTHAMPTON 1 5, Northamptonshire
  • NORWICH 1 5, Norfolk
  • NOTTINGHAM 1 5, Nottinghamshire
  • Ospringe, Kent
  • OXFORD 1,  5, Oxfordshire
  • Pinkeneye 2
  • Pontefract, Yorkshire
  • Rayleigh, Essex
  • Reading, Berkshire
  • Rhuddlan 6, Flintshire
  • Rising 2
  • Rochester, Kent
  • Romsey 6, Hampshire
  • Royston, Hertfordshire
  • Rye, Sussex
  • Sandwich, Kent
  • Seaford, Sussex
  • Shoreham, Kent
  • Sittingbourne, Kent
  • Sonning, Berkshire
  • Southampton 6, Hampshire
  • Southwark, London
  • Speenhamland 6, Newbury, Berkshire
  • STAMFORD 1,  5, Lincolnshire
  • SUDBURY 1, 6 Suffolk
  • Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
  • Thetford, Norfolk
  • Thornbridge 3, Derbyshire
  • WALLINGFORD 1, 6 Berkshire
  • WARWICK 1,   6, Warwickshire
  • WILTON 1 5, Wiltshire
  • Wells, Somerset
  • Weobley, Herefordshire
  • Winchelsea 6, Sussex
  • WINCHESTER 1 5, Hampshire
  • Windsor 6, Berkshire
  • WORCESTER 1,   6, Worcestershire
  • Wycombe  6, Buckinghamshire
  • Yarmouth, Norfolk
  • YORK 1, Yorkshire

Notes
1
Appearing in capital letters. Towns with archae (official registers of Jewish financial transactions, created after 1194).
2 Although these communities or places of settlement were listed by Cecil Roth in "A History of the Jews in England", their present day location has not been identified.
3 These communities or places of settlement were listed by Cecil Roth in "A History of the Jews in England", but their location is by no means certain, although no reasonable alternative location could be identified.
4 There are several towns or villages in England or Wales with this name.  However, the location given is most probably the correct location of the Jewish community or place of settlement.
5 Towns from which Jews were expelled in 1290.
6 Towns, including some with
archae
, from which Jews had been excluded prior to 1290.


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