SHEERNESS, Kent (2 burial sites): Print

For information on the former Jewish community of Sheerness, see Sheeress, Isle of Sheppey on JCR-UK.


CEMETERIES:

  • Sheerness Jews' Burial Ground, between 2 and 4 Hope Street, Sheerness ME12

An old Jewish cemetery is situated behind the shops at corner of Hope Street and High Street. Among 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]

Opened 1804 and last burial believed in 1855. Less than a dozen stones remain extant. Source: David Shulman, Webmaster JCR-UK [December 2016]

See also Cemetery Scribes - Hope Street Cemetery [January 2017]

 

  • Isle of Sheppey Cemetery, Jewish Section, Halfway Road, Minster on Sea, ME12 (also known as Halfway or Queensborough Cemetery)

In use from 1859 to 1899. Possibly the smallest Jewish cemetery in England. Maintained by the local authority, but funded by the Board of Deputies. Contains only 11 headstones, all belonging to two families, Jacobs and Levy. Source: David Shulman, Webmaster JCR-UK [December 2016]

There is a Jewish enclosure in the [Sheerness] municipal cemetery.  [Jewish Year Book 2005]

See also Cemetery Scribed - Queensborough Cemetery [January 2017]

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 January 2017 21:22