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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/2712/BXS
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1914-1942
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 0.2 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Brixton Synagogue


Administrative/Biographical history:

Brixton Synagogue was admitted as a Constituent member of the United Synagogue in 1913. A new building was constructed in Effra Road in 1921. Borough Synagogue became a part of this synagogue in 1961. The Synagogue subsequently joined with others to form the new South London Synagogue in Leigham Court Road.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Brixton Synagogue, consisting of financial records, photographs and a kethuba [marriage contract] register.

PLEASE NOTE: Records can only be accessed with the written permission of the depositor. Contact the Chief Executive, United Synagogue.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged in two sections: Membership (ACC/2712/BXS-1) and Synagogue Records (ACC/2712/BXS-2).

Conditions governing access:

Kethubah registers are closed to public inspection. Other material is available for consultation only with the written permission of the United Synagogue's Chief Executive.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited as part of a larger accession of material from the United Synagogue. The financial records and photographs (items 1-3) form part of the original deposit, while the kethuba register (item 4) is part of an additional deposit.

Allied Materials

Related material:

For the Borough Synagogue see ACC/2717/BRS.

Publication note:

For further information please consult the LMA Information Leaflet: "Records of the Anglo-Jewish Community at London Metropolitan Archives"; available to download here: (URL correct Feb 2010).

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Description prepared in March 2010.

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