the former

Winchester Jewish Community

Winchester, Hampshire



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City of Winchester

The city of Winchester (population 40,000), the county town of Hampshire in southern England, was the capital of England until the Norman Conquest. It lies on the river Itchen. Winchester is now part of the the local government district of the City of Winchester within the administrative county of Hampshire, formed in 1974 when the Winchester was merged with adjoining areas.

Jewish Community

There was a medieval Jewish community in Winchester. However, in the modern era, although there were a small number of Jews in Winchester as early as the mid nineteenth century, the only know organised Jewish community in city was during WWII, presumably formed primarily by war evacuees. Regular services were held, but no formal synagogue would appear to have been established.


Congregation Data


Winchester Jewish Community

Date Founded:


Current Status:

Closed about 1945


Ashkenazi Orthodox


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The records in the database associated with Winchester include:

1851 Anglo Jewry Database (updated 2016)

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Winchester during the 1790s (1 record), 1810s (1 record), 1840s (15 records) and 1850s (6 records).


Jewish Congregations in Hampshire

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