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Borough of North Tyneside
North Tyneside is a metropolitan borough in the county of Tyne and Wear
in the North East of England. It was created in 1974 upon the merger of several authorities, including the
boroughs of Tynemouth and most of Whitley Bay, all of which were then part of the county of Northumberland.
In 1986, North Tyneside became a unitary authority, when the metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear lost its
administrative status, becoming purely a ceremonial county.
Towns in the borough include the port of North
Shields (formerly in the county borough of Tynemouth), situated opposite South
Shields on the north side of the Tyne estuary, and the seaside town of Whitley Bay, located
few miles to the north on the North Sea coast.
The North Tyneside Jewish Communities
The were Jewish communities in North Shields and Whitley Bay, both of which are
now defunct. For additional details see the respective congregation pages listed
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The records in the database associated with North Tyneside include:
Bibliography and On-line Articles and Other Material
relating to the
North Tyneside Jewish Communities
See congregation web pages for
North Shields and
North Tyneside Jewish Cemeteries Information
Details of the Jewish cemeteries in North
Tyneside (for databases, see above):
Hazelrigg Jewish Cemetery (Orthodox), Coach Lane,
Gosforth. Situated in the part of Hazelrigg within North
Shields (i.e. east of the A1 road). Opened 1906, having initially been acquired by Newcastle
Corporation Street Synagogue. Still in use
Newcastle United Hebrew Congregation. Search the JCR-UK-hosted
Hazelrigg Jewish Cemetery Database, including burial records and photographs of the headstones.
Preston Road Cemetery, Jewish Section,
Preston Road North, North Shields. The cemetery of the now defuct North
Shields Synagogue. Opened in 1856. Contains approximately 60 graves.
Newcastle Reform Synagogue Cemetery.
This is the cemetery of the
Newcastle Reform Synagogue
and is situated at the other end of the Preston Road Cemetery in North Shields.
Whitley New Cemetery, Jewish Section,
Blythe Road (A193), Whitley Bay, near St Mary's Lihghthouse. Opened 1953.
Search the JCR-UK-hosted
Whitley Bay Jewish Cemetery Database, including burial records and photographs of the headstones.
There were two other, now lost, early 19th
century Jewish burial plots in North Shields, at Hawkies Lane
(opened about 1820) and Chirton. Those interred in the
latter plot were reinterred at the Preston Road Cemetery in 1924.
IAJGS Cemetery Project -
Whitley Bay; and
Jewish Congregations in Tyne and Wear
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Latest revision or update: 16 February 2023
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