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Liberal Jewish Cemetery Brent

Summary

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.

Basic Details

Previous / Other name:
Liberal Jewish & Belsize Square Cemetery

Site location:
Pound Lane, Harlesden Road, Willesden

Postcode:
NW10 2HG ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Cemetery

Date(s):
1914

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
None

Borough:
Brent

Site ownership:
Liberal Jewish Synagogue

Site management:
Liberal Jewish Synagogue

Open to public?
Yes

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

Special conditions:

Facilities:

Events:

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

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/03/2001
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.ljs.org/cemetery.php

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ223842 (522107,184367)

Size in hectares:

Green Flag:
No

On EH National Register :
No

EH grade:
None

Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
No

Registered common or village green on Commons Registration Act 1965:
No

Protected under London Squares Preservation Act 1931:
No

Local Authority Data

The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.

On Local List:
No

In Conservation Area:
No

Tree Preservation Order:
No

Nature Conservation Area:
Yes - Borough Importance II - see note

Green Belt:
No

Metropolitan Open Land:
No

Special Policy Area:
No

Other LA designation:
Nature Conservation Area: with Roundwood Park/Willisden New Cemetery/Jewish Cemetery

Liberal Jewish Cemetery

Liberal Jewish Cemetery, March 2001. Photo: S Williams

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Fuller information

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. 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.

Sources consulted:

Liberal Jewish Synagogue website

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