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West End Chesed V'Ameth Cemetery Merton

Summary

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.

Basic Details

Site location:
Rowan Road

Postcode:
SW16 5JF ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Cemetery

Date(s):
1915

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
None

Borough:
Merton

Site ownership:
West End Chesed V'Ameth Burial Society

Site management:
West End Chesed V'Ameth Burial Society

Open to public?
Yes

Opening times:
(to check times)

Special conditions:

Facilities:

Events:

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

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/02/2005
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news.

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ293692

Size in hectares:
2.2275

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:
No

Green Belt:
No

Metropolitan Open Land:
No

Special Policy Area:
No

Other LA designation:
None

Fuller information

Sources consulted:

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

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