For Community Information, see Canterbury on JCR-UK.
It is one of the disused cemeteries administered by the Board of Deputies of British Jews - general enquiries to the Board's Community Issues Division. [Jewish Year Book 2005]
Cemetery opened in 1760 and was situated outsde the wallls of the medieval city. Cemetery initially served all the Jewish communities in Kent. The cemetery was restored in 1998 with the assistance of monies from the Canterbury City Council and the National Lottery Fund. Source: David Shulman, Webmaster JCR-UK [October 2016]
There was a old Jewish Cemetery in Canterbury in use from some time after 1177 until 1290. Jewry Lane and the old cemetery near St. Dunstan's Street are reminders of the past when Jews resided here. [January 2001].
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