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Spital Street Synagogue

London E1




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Latest revision or update: 25 February 2015

Congregation Data


Spital Street Synagogue


12 Spital Street, London E1.
Until 1920's, at 46 Spital Street and earlier, in 1890's, at 44 Spital Street.

(Location: Spital Street, in London's East End, runs some 600 feet north-south from Buxton Street to Hanbury Street, parallel with, and about 400 feet to the east of, the central section of Brick Lane.)

Date Founded:

There was a Spital Street congregation mentioned in the first Jewish Year Book of 1896-1897.  However, for a period in the early part of the 20th century there was no mention of the congregation in the Year Books, although the name had reappeared by 1916.

Current Status:

Closed, after 1929 (source)


Orthodox - Ashkenazi


An affiliated synagogue of the Federation of Synagogues by 1896.

Membership Data:

1896  -    58 members (source)

1915  -   120 members (source)

Local Government Districts:

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

Previously, Spital Street was in the Metropolitan Borough of Stepney (established 1900) in the County of London (established 1889), both of which entities were abolished in 1965.

The southern section of Spital Street (roughly from Pelham Street) formed the boundary between the civil parish of Spitalfields, (on the western side) and the civil parish of Mile End New Town (on the eastern side), and the northern section of the street fell wholly with the civil parish of Mile End New Town. Both these civil parishes were in the former County of Middlesex until 1889 and, from 1856 to 1900, each formed a constituent of the Whitechapel District.

In 1921, the civil parishes of Spitalfields and Mile End New Town were absorbed into the civil parish of Whitechapel, which itself was abolished in 1927 on being absorbed into Stepney Borough parish (until that parish's abolition in 1965).

Registration Districts:

From 1 July 1837 - Whitechapel
From 1 January 1926 - Stepney
Since 1 January 1983 - Tower Hamlets (which would now hold the registers, if any)

Other Congregation Information

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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