Golders Green Cemetery (Hoop Lane Cemetery West and Hoop Lane Cemetery East) (also known as West London Synagogue Cemetery, Golders Green Cemetery for Sephardi Jews)7215

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

Golders Green Cemetery is divided into two distinct areas, the north-eastern section for Sephardic Jews, which has distinctive prostrate slabs, their simplicity in contrast to the upright, more ostentatious monuments and tombs in the south-western section for members of the West London Synagogue. The cemetery buildings consist of two brick Prayer Halls connected by an archway, and a half-timbered lodge.

History

When it was built in 1895, Golders Green Cemetery was the only major development in the area, which at that time was predominantly country villas set in the rural landscape.

Visitor Facilities

Winter: Sunday to Thursday 8am-4pm, Friday to 2 hours before Shabbat; Summer: Sunday to Friday 8am-5pm.

Detailed Description

When it was built in 1895, Golders Green Cemetery was the only major development in the area, which at that time was predominantly country villas set in the rural landscape. The cemetery is divided into two distinct areas, the north-eastern section for Sephardic Jews, which has distinctive prostrate slabs, their simplicity in contrast to the upright, more ostentatious monuments and tombs in the south-western section for members of the West London Synagogue. The cemetery buildings consist of two brick Prayer Halls connected by an archway, and a half-timbered lodge.

Sources consulted:

Hugh Meller & Brian Parsons, 'London Cemeteries, An Illustrated Guide and Gazetteer', 4th edition (The History Press, 2008); Bridget Cherry & Nikolaus Pevsner, 'The Buildings of England: London 4: North' (Penguin, 1998)

For more information see http://www.londongardensonline.org.uk/gardens-online-record.asp?ID=BAR025#

Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Winter: Sunday to Thursday 8am-4pm, Friday to 2 hours before Shabbat; Summer: Sunday to Friday 8am-5pm.

Directions

Tube: Golders Green (Northern). Bus 82, 102, 260, H2.
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust