SK5641 : Nottingham - NG1

taken 6 years ago, near to Nottingham, Great Britain

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Nottingham - NG1
Nottingham - NG1
The Forest Rd East end of North Sherwood St is seen here. Above the padlocked door in the sandstone wall on the left is a marble tablet bearing a scriptural text that also reads : “This burial ground was given to the Nottingham Jewish community by the Corporation of Nottingham in 1882. It was closed in 1889”. The Lord Mayor, Mr Oldknow, laid the first stone of the inclosure wall during a ceremony on 26 February 1823. By 1839 it seems that there was a community of seven Jewish families living in Nottingham who worshipped in a private home, whereas by 1895 the community had swollen to 500 families. During a later part of the 19th century there had been an influx of German Jews into Nottingham, as was the case in many other industrial cities. One notable personality was Lewis Heymann (1803-66) from Hamburg who became head of Heymann & Alexander in Stoney Street. He has been described as one of the pioneers of the Nottingham lace curtain industry. He also served as Mayor for a time. He died in 1869, aged 66, and was buried in the General Cemetery, as opposed to here in this small plot of 144 sq.yds.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 28 April, 2012   (more nearby)
Saturday, 28 April, 2012
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre  Derelict, Disused  Burial ground, Crematorium 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5698 4111 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:57.8601N 1:9.1868W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5696 4112
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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N. Sherwood St.  Jewish Cemetery 

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