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Ilfracombe Hebrew Congregation

Ilfracombe, North Devon, Devon



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Jews of North Devon
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Ilfracombe is a seaside town on the north coast of Devon in southeast England overlooking the Bristol Channel and has a population of about 11,000.  Until 1974,  Ilfracombe was an urban district within the county of Devon. In that year it merged with a number of neighbouring localities to form the District of North Devon, a local government district of the county of Devon.

The following Jewish congregation existed in Ilfracombe during World War II.

Congregation Data


Ilfracombe Hebrew Congregation


1st Floor, Capstone Hotel, St James's Street, Ilfracombe

Formation & Membership:

The congregation was founded during World War II, in about 1940. The number of congregants attending Sabbath services swelled to over 100 with the arrival of  a large number of US forces in North Devon, many of whom were Jewish.  The New Year and Yom Kippur services were attended by over 1,000.

Current Status:

Closed 1945


Ashkenazi Orthodox

Cemetery Information:

There is no known Jewish Cemetery in North Devon.


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