Burton-upon-Trent
Islam

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Victoria County History

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Nigel J. Tringham (Editor)

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2003

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139-140

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'Burton-upon-Trent: Islam', A History of the County of Stafford: Volume 9: Burton-upon-Trent (2003), pp. 139-140. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=12342 Date accessed: 24 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Islam

The first mosque for the town's Muslim community, which is predominantly Sunni, was opened in 1975 in a converted house in Byrkley Street. (fn. 18) It was replaced in 1977 by a mosque in Princess Street, the fifth purposebuilt mosque in the country. That was, in turn, replaced in 2000 by the present Jamia Hanfia Ghousia mosque, built on the same site in a traditional style with minaret and dome.

The former board school in Uxbridge Street was converted into a mosque in 1994, and is also partly used as a Pakistani community centre. Another Islamic community centre was opened in the late 1990s in the former Methodist church in Parker street.


Figure 49: Princess Street mosque from south-east

A further mosque was opened in York Street in the mid 1980s, and it is also used as an Islamic centre.

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18 This section is based on inf. supplied by the East Staffs. Racial Equality Council.