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East Ham Jewish Cemetery Newham

Summary

East Ham Jewish Cemetery was established in 1919. Inside the main entrance is a small area of flowering shrubs, and there are pollarded limes along the two main axes, otherwise the whole area is laid out symmetrically with tarmac paths and gravestones set in gravel. There are some traditional classical funerary monuments. In the centre is a white painted brick prayer hall with cloister /colonnades designed by H W Ford, 1924, which is described by Meller as 'architecturally more suited to a Mediterranean seaside resort than a cemetery'. Next to the prayer hall is a hedged war memorial of gravestones set in grass. Those buried in the cemetery include the founder of the London Jewish Hospital, Isidore Berliner (d. 1925), and Solomon Mendeloff (c.1970) who as Ted 'Kid' Lewis was the world welter-weight boxing champion in 1915.

Basic Details

Site location:
Marlow Road off Sandford Road, East Ham

Postcode:
E6 3QG ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Cemetery

Date(s):
1919

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
None

Borough:
Newham

Site ownership:
The United Synagogue

Site management:
The United Synagogue

Open to public?
Yes

Opening times:
Mon-Thurs & Sun: 9am-5pm (summer); 9am-4pm (winter); Friday: 9am-4pm (summer), 9am-3pm (winter). Closed Sats, Jewish Holidays

Special conditions:

Facilities:
Toilets

Events:

Public transport:
Tube: East Ham (District) then bus. DLR: Beckton then bus. Bus: 300, 104.

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/02/2006
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Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ423825

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:
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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