East Ham Jewish Cemetery 7197

London, Greater London, England

Brief Description

Inside the main entrance is a small area of flowering shrubs, and there are pollarded limes along the two main axes, otherwise the whole area is laid out symmetrically with tarmac paths and gravestones set in gravel.

Visitor Facilities

Mon-Thurs & Sun: 9am-5pm (summer); 9am-4pm (winter); Friday: 9am-4pm (summer), 9am-3pm (winter). Closed Sats, Jewish Holidays

Detailed Description

East Ham Jewish Cemetery was established in 1919. Inside the main entrance is a small area of flowering shrubs, and there are pollarded limes along the two main axes, otherwise the whole area is laid out symmetrically with tarmac paths and gravestones set in gravel. There are some traditional classical funerary monuments. In the centre is a white painted brick prayer hall with cloister /colonnades designed by H W Ford, 1924, which is described by Meller as 'architecturally more suited to a Mediterranean seaside resort than a cemetery'. Next to the prayer hall is a hedged war memorial of gravestones set in grass. Those buried in the cemetery include the founder of the London Jewish Hospital, Isidore Berliner (d. 1925), and Solomon Mendeloff (c.1970) who as Ted 'Kid' Lewis was the world welter-weight boxing champion in 1915.

Sources consulted:

Hugh Meller & Brian Parsons, 'London Cemeteries, An Illustrated Guide and Gazetteer', 4th edition (The History Press, 2008)

For more information see http://www.londongardensonline.org.uk/gardens-online-record.asp?ID=NEW008

Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Mon-Thurs & Sun: 9am-5pm (summer); 9am-4pm (winter); Friday: 9am-4pm (summer), 9am-3pm (winter). Closed Sats, Jewish Holidays

Directions

Tube: East Ham (District) then bus. DLR: Beckton then bus. Bus: 300, 104.
History

Period

  • Early 20th Century
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust