Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Former Stroud Synagogue, Stroud
Former Stroud Synagogue   [no longer registered]
31-32 Lansdown,
Stroud, Gloucestershire.


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.


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.


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:


I have found many websites of use whilst compiling the information for this database. Here are some which deserve mention as being of special interest for Stroud, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

The above links were selected and reviewed at the time I prepared the information, but please be aware their content may vary, or disappear entirely. These factors are outside my control.

Information last updated on 7 Nov 2018 at 13:30.

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This Report was created 1 Dec 2023 - 16:45:01 GMT from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 13 Oct 2021 at 14:13.

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