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For Community Information (including searchable database of cemeteries), see Newcastle upon Tyne on JCR-UK.  The Newcastle Cemetery Database is also now part of the All UK Database: http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/UK/

For the Jewish Community in Newcastle prior to 1290, see Medieval Newcastle upon Tyne on JCR-UK

The modern Jewish community was established before 1831, when a cemetery was acquired, although Jews have been resident in the city since at least 1775.

Elswick Cemetery (Orthodox): In use from 1857 to 1963. Extended in 1887 and 1889. Now full. (683 records.) David Handman is computerizing the data from this Cemetery [1999] Source: Dave Hantman: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Hazelrigg Cemetery (Orthodox): Opened 1906. (1,199 records to 1990.)

Heaton Cemetery (Orthodox): Opened 1915 by Jesmond Community. (364 records to 1990.)

JOWBR burial listings [August 2010]

Ravensworth Cemetery (Orthodox). (408 records 1905 to 1990)

JOWBR burial listings [August 2010]

North Shields Cemetery (Reform): The Newcastle Reform Congregation uses the cemetery in near-by North Shields.

Thornton Street Cemetery (Orthodox), off Westgate Street: Near to the Temple Street Synagogue. First cemetery of the community. In use from about 1831 to 1851.  Only about five headstones remain. The www.northeastjewish.org.uk website (no longer operative) had Jewish history of the Northeast England stated that. "On October 9th 1830 seven Jewish residents entered into an agreement to pay 4p each week to form a fund to purchase a cemetery... and 250 square yards of land was purchased in Thornton Street for a burial ground. This may be the cemetery, which still exists to this day behind Waterloo Street. This site can be visited by arrangement."

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