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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.
Previous / Other name:
Site location: Rowan Road
Postcode: SW16 5JF > Google Map
Type of site: Cemetery
Date(s): 1915
Listed structures:
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:
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.

Fuller information:

Sources consulted:

Hugh Meller & Brian Parsons, 'London Cemeteries, An Illustrated Guide and Gazetteer', 4th edition (The History Press, 2008)
Grid ref: TQ293692
Size in hectares: 2.2275
On EH National Register : No
EH grade:
Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
Registered common or village green
on Commons Registration Act 1965:
Protected under London Squares
Preservation Act 1931:
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:
In Conservation Area: No
Conservation Area name:
Tree Preservation Order: No
Nature Conservation Area: No
Green Belt: No
Metropolitan Open Land: No
Special Policy Area: No
Other LA designation:

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