Golders Green Jewish Cemetery

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Coordinates: 51°34′38″N 000°11′37″W / 51.57722°N 0.19361°W / 51.57722; -0.19361 (Jewish Cemetery) The Golders Green Jewish Cemetery, also known as Hoop Lane Jewish Cemetery, is a Jewish cemetery in London. It is maintained by the West London Synagogue.

Location[edit]

The cemetery is located on Hoop Lane, in Golders Green in the London Borough of Barnet, across the street from the Golders Green Crematorium.

History[edit]

It was opened in 1895. The cemetery is divided into two parts, the West Side (used by West London Synagogue), where the graves are marked with an upright stone, and the East Side (used by the Spanish & Portuguese Jews' Congregation).[1] The East Side is a traditional Sephardi cemetery (one of the few left in London) and the gravestones are laid horizontally. Just inside the gates is a small building, with two halls for burial services, and a drinking fountain.

Notable burials[edit]

East Side[edit]

West Side[edit]

Gallery[edit]

War graves[edit]

The cemetery contains the graves of 24 Commonwealth service personnel that are registered and maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, 10 from World War I and 14 from World War II.[2]

Further reading[edit]

Transport[edit]

The cemetery is easily reached with public transport:

  • Bus: 82, 460, 210, all have stops nearby
  • Train: There is no station close by, Hampstead Heath or Hendon are probably the closest
  • Underground: Golders Green (five minutes walk)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Golders Green Cemetery (Hoop Lane Cemetery West and Hoop Lane Cemetery East)". London Gardens Online. London Parks and Gardens Trust. Retrieved 6 June 2013. 
  2. ^ [1] CWGC Cemetery Report. Breakdown obtained from casualties record.

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