Knaresborough Synagogue

Knaresborough Synagogue

In the 13th Century a Jewish community lived and worshipped in Knaresborough. The Synagogue was situated at the exit to Synagogue Lane, at the rear of these buildings, the exact location is unknown. It is believed the Knaresborough Jewish community was dissolved in 1275, before all of the Jewish faith were expelled from England in 1290.

There was a small Jewish community in Knaresborough in the 13th century. The synagogue was located on Jockey Lane from there a direct access to the Market Place. It is believed that all members of the community left Knaresborough prior to the proposed banishment of Jews from England by King Edward I.