West End Chesed V'Ameth Cemetery 7307

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

Located behind brick walls from Rowan Road, its design is typical of many Jewish cemeteries with little or no planting and ranks of tall white marble headstones on either side of a central path that runs through the cemetery.

History

This small Jewish cemetery was established by the West End Chesed V'Ameth Burial Society in 1915, with a small chapel at the entrance with the date 1932.

Visitor Facilities

Opening times are not known.

Detailed Description

This small Jewish cemetery was established by the West End Chesed V'Ameth Burial Society in 1915, with a small chapel at the entrance with the date 1932. It is adjacent to Streatham Park Cemetery, which predates the Jewish cemetery. The OS map of 1910 shows the site largely tree-covered. Located behind brick walls from Rowan Road, its design is typical of many Jewish cemeteries with little or no planting and ranks of tall white marble headstones on either side of a central path that runs through the cemetery. Many of those buried here were East Europeans. Near the entrance is a tablet to Philip Kerne, former director of the West End Chesed V'Ameth Burial Society. It is now closed to burials.

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=MER063

Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening times are not known.

Directions

Rail: Streatham Common then bus. Bus: 60, 118, 152
History

Period

  • Early 20th Century
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust