Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Bristol Hebrew Congregation, Bristol
Bristol Hebrew Congregation (link to Church's website)
The Synagogue, 9 Park Row, BS1 5LP,
Bristol, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Church does 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 in 1871, and we understand it is still open.

John Latimer, in The Annals of Bristol in the Nineteenth Century (1887), records that the Jewish synagogue in Park Row was consecrated "with much ceremony" on 7th September 1871. It was constructed on a portion of the site evacuated by the Little Sisters of the Poor, and cost about £4,000 to build.

The building which can be seen from the roadway today is of sandy-coloured stone, with lighter stone dressings. The main part of the building has 3 stories, and there is a "gatehouse" attached on its left, which can be seen from above to provide access to a larger building, presumably the temple, at the rear.

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 is located at OS grid reference ST5842173138. 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 17 May 2014 at 12:46.

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This Report was created 22 Aug 2017 - 00:44:01 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 4 Jul 2017 at 10:50.

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