Gloucestershire Places of Worship

Former Stroud Synagogue, Stroud (55k) Above Photograph(s)
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Former Stroud Synagogue, Stroud
Former Stroud Synagogue   [no longer registered]
31-32 Lansdown,
Stroud, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Church did NOT have a graveyard.

Note: any church within an urban environment may have had its graveyard closed after the Burial Act of 1853. Any new church built after that is unlikely to have had a graveyard at all.

Church History

This Place of Worship was founded about 1880, but we understand it was closed about 1908, and the premises are now in secular use.

Gloucestershire BMD Indexes coverage includes marriages at Stroud Synagogue for the period 1882-1899; with a note that it was closed on 29th October 1899.

According to the Victoria County History series: A History of the County of Gloucester, Volume 11: Bisley and Longtree Hundreds (1976), pp.141 (Stroud - Jews), a Jewish community had settled in Stroud to work in the wholesale clothing trade. Their first synagogue in the area was opened about 1880 near the junction of Lansdown and Slad Road (just within Painswick parish); but a new one was opened in 1889, further along Landsdown, towards the town. This went out of use about 1908. An account of "Lansdown" on the Digital Stroud website provides the address as "31-32 Lansdown", and says it was designed by J.P. Lofthouse.

So far as I can tell from Old Maps, this building still exists, though obviously now in secular use.

Note: early Maps showing the Synagogue label "Landsdown" as "Landsdown Road", so "Road" must have been dropped from the name at a later date.

Denomination

Now or formerly Jewish.

If more than one congregation has worshipped here, or its congregation has united with others, in most cases this will record its original dedication.

Maps

This Church was located at OS grid reference SO8534605430. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Reference

  • Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) is available as a "Freedom of Information" document from the website What Do They Know.
Last updated on 30 Dec 2014 at 08:24.

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