Cemetery Road, E7

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Named after the 22-acre West Ham Cemetery which was opened in 1857 and contains a large area for Jewish burials, it is here that there is a stately mausoleum of the Rothschild family, erected in 1867, from the designs of Digby Wyatt. In 1857 the West Ham Burials Board purchased 4.85 hectares of land for its new cemetery from Samuel Gurney, a Quaker whose family was related to the prison reformer Elizabeth Fry, it was later extended in 1871.

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