Listed by County
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Counties referred to below are not necessarily the counties in which the towns are now located, but are the historic shires (or counties) in which the relevant towns were situated prior to the reorganization of local government in 1965 and 1974. Although in many cases they are the counties in which the towns were situated during the medieval period, this is not necessarily the case (especially in Wales).
1 Appearing in capital letters. Towns with archae (official registers of Jewish financial transactions, created after 1194).
2 Although these communities or places of settlement were listed by Cecil Roth in "A History of the Jews in England", their present day location has not been identified.
3 These communities or places of settlement were listed by Cecil Roth in "A History of the Jews in England", but their location is by no means certain, although no reasonable alternative location could be identified.
4 There are several towns or villages in England or Wales with this name. However, the location given is most probably the correct location of the Jewish community or place of settlement.
5 Towns from which Jews were expelled in 1290.
6 Towns, including some with archae, from which Jews had been excluded prior to 1290.
Historical Background and Glossary
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