|Brady Street Cemetery: LONDON|
Brady Street Cemetery, Whitechapel, London E.1 (United Synagogue) (disused and open by appointment):
This site, purchased in 1761 and closed in 1858, was earlier known as North Street, Whitechapel, and originally as Ducking Pond Lane. Situated on the western side of Brady Street, it lies slightly north of Whitechapel Station. Brady Street is the site of an old cemetery, opened for the New Synagogue in 1761 and subsequently used also by the Great Synagogue.
The cemetery became full in the 1790's so it was decided to put a four-foot thick layer of earth over part of the site, using this for further burials. This created a flat-topped mound in the center of the cemetery. The cemetery is perhaps the only one where, because of the two layers, the headstones are placed back to back.
Among those buried here are Solomon Hirschel (Chief Rabbi from 1802-1842) and Nathan Meyer Rothschild (1777-1836, the banker).
To view the cemetery, contact the United Synagogue Burial Society, Tel. +44 20 7387 7891. Source: The Jewish Travel Guide. London: Jewish Chronicle, 1992.
See http://www.ibiblio.org/yiddish/Places/London/london.htm#bradys [October 2000]
See also Cemetery Scribes - Brady Street Cemetery, which images of all extant headstones and histories of the site [January 2017].
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 January 2017 21:11|