Novo Cemetery

I always find it odd that, as one walks through the grounds of Queen Mary, past the engineering and next to the arts and law faculties, one finds a large Jewish burial ground, well preserved.   It was opened in 1733, next door to Bancroft’s Hospital, and is shown clearly on Roque’s map the following decade.   Closed for burial in 1905, Queen Mary acquired the site in 1984 when half the graves were removed to Brentwood:-

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