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For Community Information, including searchable database of cemeteries, see Sheffield on JCR-UK.
Burial records exist from 1837. [Jewish Year Book 1991]
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain has downloadable files for these cemeteries.
Bowden Street Jewish Cemetery:
"...was opened in 1831 and closed in 1870. In that same year the cemetery site at Walkley was purchased." total of 51 graves [January 2001]
JGSGB documentation. Downloadable index. When the Bowden Street cemetery in the town was closed, "the mortal remains of 35 grave spaces from Bowden Street cemetery re-interred 1975 in Colley Road, Ecclesfield, South Yorkshire." [February 2010]
Ecclesfield Jewish Cemetery: 85 Colley Rd, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S5 9GU, United Kingdom, 0114 246 7293
The oldest section was acquired in 1872. The cemetery also contains remains from Bowden Street burial ground that was the subject of a compulsory purchase in 1975. [February 2010]
Walkley Street or Waller Road Cemetery:
Walkley Street is about 1.25 km from Waller Road. The cemetery at the end of Waller Road, which technically is in Walkley but overlooks Rivelin Valley. The cemetery is hidden from the road, is very small, and adjoins joins two larger cemeteries: St Michael's Roman Catholic Cemetery and St Mary's Church of England Cemetery. Someone at the Synagogue on Psalter Lane should be able to help. The lower cemetery, entrance on Rivelin Valley Road, is St Michael's (RC). Above is St Mary's (Cof E). In the angle between them is the little Jewish Cemetery, opened in the same year as the Anglican one, 1880. This small Jewish burial plot, which was surrounded by a high wall, from the 4th floor rear window of Eldon House on the corner of Rockingham Lane and Charter Row. [March 2011]
photo. [Sep 2014]
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