Higher Crumpsall and Higher Broughton Hebrew Congregation

Salford, Greater Manchester




Page created: 2 March 2002
Latest revision or update: 6 March 2017

Congregation Data


Higher Crumpsall and Higher Broughton Hebrew Congregation


Bury Old Road, Salford M7 4PX(i)

The synagogue was designated a Grade II Listed Building (number 1385841) on 20 October 1998. View description on Historic England website.

(The congregation is considered part of the "North Manchester" Jewish community.)

Current Status:




Formed in about late 1960's from the merger of:

Higher Broughton Synagogue
of Duncan Street, Salford, M7

Higher Crumpsall Hebrew Congregation
of Bury Old Road, Salford
(built 1928-29)

Founded 1908(ii)

Founded in 1922(iii)


Ashkenazi Orthodox

Marriage Certification:

Worship Number: 65152
Registration District: Salford

Membership Data::

1999 - 300 members (Borad of Deputies Returns)

Local Authority:

The congregation is in the City of Salford (as were its predecessor congregations). Since 1974, the City of Salford has been a metropolitan borough within the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester (the latter no longer having any administrative powers).

From 1889 to 1974, Salford was a county borough (a unitary authority), geographically (though not administratively) within the County of Lancashire.

Cemetery Information:

The Higher Broughton Synagogue was a joint owner (with the Central Synagogue) of the Rainsough Jewish Cemetery, Rainsough Brow, which it  subsequently shared with a number of other congregations.
See Manchester Jewish Cemeteries Information on Manchester Jewish Community home page

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) A detailed description of the Synagogue building appears in Jewish Heritage in England, An Architectural Guide. by Sharman Kadish (English Heritage 2006) p. 151.  

  • (ii) Manchester Jewry - A Pictorial History 1799-1988 by Bill Williams, pp. 57, 96.  

  • (iii) Manchester Jewry - A Pictorial History 1799-1988 by Bill Williams, p. 81.  


Congregational Records

At London Metropolitan Archives:

  • 1941-1958 - Membership lists - acc/ 3121/DO2 - (LMA Ref: 087).

At Manchester Archives and Local Studies:

Higher Crumpsall Synagogue

  • 1928 - 1933 - Minutes of the Building Finance Sub-Committee (ref: M609/1);

  • 1950-1946 - Minutes of the Executive Committee(ref: M609/1);

  • 1936 - Minutes relating to proposed amalgamation with Manchester Great & New Synagogue (ref: M139/1-4).

Greater Manchester Jewish Community home page

Jewish Congregations in the City of Salford (metropolitan borough)

Street Directory of Jewish Congregations in Greater Manchester

Jewish Communities of England home page


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