KING'S LYNN, Norfolk: Print

For Information on the Community, now long defunct, see King's Lynn on JCR-UK.

For the Jewish Community in King's Lynn prior to 1290, see Medieval Lynn on JCR-UK

 

CEMETERY:

Millfleet Jews' Burial Ground, Stonegate Street (opposite St Margaret's Club), Kings Lynn PE30

Although the burial ground is documented from at least 1830, it is believe that burials date from at least 1811. No burial records survive. Just vestges of the cemetery remain and there are about 18 headstones, not in situ, largely illegible. [David Shulman, Webmaster JCR-UK, August 2016]

An old Jewish cemetery is situated at Millfleet (pedestrian precinct). Keys from Mr. C. J. Hilton, West Norfolk District Council, Hardwick Narrows Estate, Kings Lynn. 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]

http://www.trytel.com/~tristan/towns/towns.html The cemetery is behind a high brick wall, with a locked iron gate. The graves are clearly visible through the bars of the gate, and many of the tombstones can be read from the street. On the gate is a plaque saying : "JEWISH CEMETERY IN USE 1811-1846. I have some photos of it. I do not know the name of the street, but it is close to the centre of the small town.  Source: Sybil Ehrlich, Beit Shemesh, Israel This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [November 2001]

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