the former

Bryanston Road Synagogue

(formerly Wigmore Street Synagogue)

London W1


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Bryanston Road Synagogue

Former Name:

Wigmore Street Synagogue

Alternative Name:

Spanish and Portuguese Branch Synagogue, West End


Bryanston Road (near Marble Arch), London W1 (erected 1861(i))
previously Wigmore Street, London W1 (from 1853 to 1861)

Current Status:

Closed September 1896, succeeded by Lauderdale Road Synagogue(ii)

Date Formed:



Orthodox Sephardi


A branch synagogue of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews Congregation, Bevis Marks.


The Jewish Directory for 1874(iii) states that the Wardens and Secretary are same the Bevis Marks Synagogue. However, it lists the following officers for the Congregation:

Reader: Revd. Joseph Pipernono

Superintendent: Haim Capua

Local Government District:

Bryanston Road and Wigmore Street are now in the City of Westminster and were (from 1900 to 1965) in the former Metropolitan Borough of St Marylebone. Prior to 1900, St Marylebone was a civil parish in the former County of Middlesex.(iv)

Registration District (BDM):

Westminster(v) - Register Office website

Cemetery Information:

See Cemeteries of the Spanish & Portugues Jews' Congregation

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) Jewish Year Book 1896.

  • (ii) Jewish Year Book 1896.

  • (iii) Jewish Directory for 1874 by Asher I Myers, p.4.

  • (iv) The City of Westminster is an Inner London Borough within the Greater London administrative area and was created on 1 April 1965 upon the merger of the former City of Westminster (a Metropolitan Borough) with the Metropolitan Boroughs of St Marylebone and Paddington.The metropolitan boroughs were created in 1900 and had been within the former County of London (established in 1899, abolished 1965). Until 1899, St Marylebone, a civil parish, had been part of the former county of Middlesex. 

  • (v) The former Registration District was St Marylebone,from 1 January 1902 until 1 January 1978, and prior thereto, Marylebone, from the formation of Congregation. All registers would now be held by current register office.



Bibliography and Other Material relating to the this congregation


List of Spanish and Portuguese Jews Congregations

Jewish Congregations in the London Borough of the City of Westminster

Jewish Congregations in Greater London (other than East End)

Greater London home page

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Latest revision or update: 19 January 2018

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