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10851


N Tyneside


Preston Cemetery, Jewish sections


Preston


NZ36NW


Religious Ritual and Funerary


Inhumation Cemetery


Jewish Cemetery


Early Modern


C19


Structure


Preston Cemetery opened in 1856 as Tynemouth Cemetery. The earliest Jewish gravestone is in the north-west section in the first row closest to the wall. The Hebrew text says 'Sarah Isaacs, aged 26, buried 6 July 1856'. The associated synagogue was at 20 Linskill Street, North Shields from 1870. There is a separate modern (1977) Reform cemetery at the other end of Preston Cemetery with an ohel (prayer hall at burial ground, especially a small walk-in memorial to a deceased Hasidic rabbi).


3483


6924


NZ34836924



Sharman Kadish, 2006, Jewish Heritage in England - Architectural Guide, page 190; Jewish Chronicle, 23 September 1988, p 11

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