Northampton Hebrew Congregation

& Jewish Community

Northampton, Northamptonshire




Page created: 2 March 2004
Latest revision or update: 28 April 2018

Town of Northampton

Northampton, a large town in central  England on the river Nene, has a population of approximately 200,000.  It was a county borough until 1974, when it became a district of the administrative county of  Northamptonshire.

Northampton Jewish Community

Only one Jewish congregation, the Northampton Hebrew Congregation, is known to have existed in Northampton in modern times, although there had been a community in medieval times.

Congregation Data

Official Name:

Northampton Hebrew Congregation


Overstone Road, Northampton NN1 3JW (acquired in 1890, rebuilt in 1964/5)

Current Status:


Date Formed:





A provincial synagogue under the aegis of the Chief Rabbi.

Marriage Certification:

Group for Certification: Board of Deputies
Appears in 1998 General Registrar Official List
Registration District: Northampton & Hardingstone



Congregation Numbers:

1895 - 15 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1896/97)
1900 - 20 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1900/01)


Search the All-UK Database

The records in the database associated with Northampton include:

1851 Anglo Jewry Database (updated 2016)

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Northampton during the 1800s (1 record); 1810s (1 record); 1840s (3 records), 1850s (10 records), 1860s (11 records), 1870s (8 records), 1880s (5 records), 1890s (3 records) and 1900s (1 record).


On-line Articles and Other Material
relating to the Northampton Jewish Community


on third parties' websites


Northampton Jewish Cemeteries Information

The Jewish cemetery in Northampton:

  • Towcester Road Cemetery, Jewish Section, in use since 1902.

There was also a Medieval Jewish cemetery in the town.

(For some additional information, see also IAJGS Cemeteries Project - Northampton)


Northampton Jewish Population Data

1896 100 - 200

(The Jewish Year Book 1895/6)

1934 70

(The Jewish Year Book 1935)

1946 200 families

(The Jewish Year Book 1947)

1955 425

(The Jewish Year Book 1956)

1965 300

(The Jewish Year Book 1966)

1990 185

(The Jewish Year Book 1991)

2004 322

(The Jewish Year Book 2005)

Jewish Congregations in Northamptonshire

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