the former

Fenton Street Synagogue

London E1




Page created: 12 December 2006
Latest revision or update: 24 February 2015

Congregation Data


Fenton Street Synagogue

Alternative Name:

Stertzover Synagogue


15 Fenton Street, Commercial Road, London E1.

(Location: The area of Fenton Street in London's East End has been redeveloped and Fenton Street (Upper and Lower) no longer exists today. Upper Fenton Street extended some 500 feet south from Commercial Road, about 600 feet east of Cannon Street Road, almost opposite Philpot Street, running parallel with Anthony Street (to the West) and Buross Street (to the East). Lower Fenton Street was a short road (200 feet long) running west-east at the southern end of Upper Fenton Street.)

Date Founded:

By 1919 (source)

Current Status:

Closed in or after 1951 (source)


Orthodox - Ashkenazi


An affiliated synagogue of the Federation of Synagogues.

Membership Data:

1919  -  84 members (source)

Local Government Districts:

The locality is now in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, created on 1 April 1965, within the administrative area of Greater London.

Previously, Fenton Street was in the Metropolitan Borough of Stepney (established 1900) within the County of London (established 1889), both of which entities were abolished in 1965. It had also been in the civil parish of St George in the East (established 1729), which was abolished in 1927 to be absorbed into Stepney Borough parish, which was abolished 1965.

Registration Districts:

From 1 July 1837 - St George in the East
From 1 January 1926 - Stepney
Since 1 January 1983 - Tower Hamlets (which now holds the registers)

Other Congregation Information

  • Synagogue & Other Records:

    • Marriage Register (first entry 8 March 1921; last entry 29 April 1951) deposited with Tower Hamlets Register Office (ref: s39).
      The Board of Deputies (ref:16/18a/1) also holds a copy of the register and gives the reason for cessation as "no new sec.".

  • Bibliography:

Street Directory of Synagogues in East End and City of London

Jewish Congregations of the London East End

Greater London home page

List of Federation of Synagogues Congregations

Explanation of Terms Used




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