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Pontypool Synagogue

Pontypool, Torfaen, Gwent



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Town of Pontypool

Pontypool, a town on the edge of the South Wales coalfields, is situated on the river Afon Llwyd, approximately 15 miles inland from Newport.

Until 1974, Pontypool formed the urban district of Pontypool in the old county of Monmouthshire (which in many instances was then considered part of England and not Wales). From 1974 until 1996, it was part of the district of Torfaen in the new county of Gwent. In 1996, Gwent was abolished as an administrative county, and the district became the county borough of Torfaen- a unitary authority (within the purely ceremonial, or preserved, county of Gwent).

Pontypool Jewish Community

A small, short-lived, Jewish community existed in Pontypool in the latter part of the nineteenth century.

Congregation Data


Pontypool Synagogue


Wain House, Pontypool

Date Founded:


Current Status:

Closed in nineteenth century


Ashkenazi Orthodox

Cemetery Information:

There is no Jewish cemetery in Pontypool, the closest being in Newport


Search the All-UK Database

The records in the database associated with Pontypool include:

1851 Anglo Jewry Database (updated 2016)

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Pontypool during the 1830s (2 records), 1840s (8 records), 1850s (11 records), 1860s (6 records), 1870s (8 records) and 1880s (4 records).


On-line Article relating to the Pontypool Jewish Community


Jewish Congregations in the former county of Monmouthshire

Jewish Congregations in Wales, listed according to current unitary authorities

Jewish Communities & Congregations in Wales home page



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