the former

Buxton Hebrew Congregation

& Jewish Community

Buxton, High Peak, Derbyshire




Page created: 4 November 2005
Latest revision or update: 14 December 2016

Town of Buxton

The spa town of Buxton in the English East Midlands is considered the gateway to the Peak District National Park. It was a municipal borough until 1974, when it was merged with adjoining areas to form the District (later Borough) of High Peak, still remaining within the county of Derbyshire.

A photograph of Oddfellows Hall, where the former Buxton Congregation held its Sabbath morning services,
taken in December 2010 by Selwyn Rose.

Buxton Jewish Community

Although there had been individual Jews in Buxton from the early nineteenth century number, an organised Jewish community was not established until the influx of evacuees during WorldWar II, who  established the only known Jewish congregation in the town, the Buxton Hebrew Congregation, which did not survive long after the end of the War.

Congregation Data


Buxton Hebrew Congregation


Services were held on Friday evening at 4, Lower Hardwick Street and on Saturdays at the Oddfellows Hall, Market Street.

Current Status:


Date Opened:

Congregation existed during 1940's


Ashkenazi Orthodox


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The records in the database associated with Buxton include:

1851 Anglo Jewry Database (updated 2016)

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Buxton during the 1820s (1 record), 1830s (7 records), 1840s (9 records), 1850s (9 records), 1860s (6 records) and 1870s (2 records).

Jewish Congregations in Derbyshire

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