Liberal Jewish Cemetery (also known as Liberal Jewish & Belsize Square Cemetery)7237

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

At the entrance are iron gates on brick piers and a brick lodge now the Cemetery Keeper's house with roadway leading to the plain red brick chapel before which is a circular war memorial surrounded by curving paths. Between the lodge and chapel are Portland stone gate piers and fragments of wall suggesting this was once the original entrance of the cemetery, which has therefore been extended. There is good planting within the cemetery, privet hedges, lawns and shrubbery beds, and a Holocaust Memorial.

History

The Union of Liberal and Progressive Synagogues was established in 1910 by the Jewish Religious Union and the cemetery was opened in 1914 as the Liberal Jewish and Belsize Square Cemetery.

Visitor Facilities

Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm, Sun and Bank Holidays 9am-4pm (closed Sats, Jewish holidays and 25 December)

Detailed Description

The Liberal Jewish Synagogue was founded in 1911, and opened this cemetery in 1914 as the Liberal Jewish and Belsize Square Cemetery. At the entrance are iron gates on brick piers and a brick lodge, now the Cemetery Keeper's house, has a roadway leading to the plain red brick chapel in front of which is a circular War Memorial surrounded by curving paths. There is good planting within the cemetery, privet hedges, lawns and shrubbery beds, and a Holocaust Memorial.

Sources consulted:

Liberal Jewish Synagogue website

For more information see http://www.londongardensonline.org.uk/gardens-online-record.asp?ID=BRE017

Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm, Sun and Bank Holidays 9am-4pm (closed Sats, Jewish holidays and 25 December)

Directions

Tube: Dollis Hill (Jubilee). London Overground/Tube (Bakerloo) Harlesden then bus. Bus: 6, 52, 98.
History

Period

  • Early 20th Century
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust