Hertford Jewish Community

Hertford, Hertfordshire





Town of Hertford

Hertford, situated on the river Lea some 20 miles north of London, is the county town of Hertfordshire, with a population of about 26,000. It was a municipal borough until 1974, when it merged with neighbouring districts to form the local government district of East Hertfordshire, remaining within the county of Hertfordshire.

Hertford Jewish Community

There is no organised Jewish community or congregation in Hertford, although a number of Jewish families have lived in and around the town. Furthermore, the Norwood Jewish Orphanage, based in south London, which at the beginning of World War II had initially been evacuated to homes in Worthing, was moved after the fall of France to Hertford for the duration of the war, as it was considered that Worthing was too close to the action.

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The records in the database associated with Hertford include:

  • Burials

    • Hertford Cemetery (Jewish Section), 1916-1942 (6 records), included in JOWBR - submitted by JCR-UK


Community Records

  • Registration District (BMD): Hertfordshire (since 1 April 2008)

    • Previous Registration Districts:
        Hertford (from 1 July 1837 to 1 April 1974); and
        Hertford & Ware (from 1 April 1974 to 1 April 2008).

    • Any registers would now be held by current register office.

    • Link to Register Office website - office situated in Hatfield, Herts.


Hertford Jewish Cemetery Information

Hertford Jewish Cemetery Plot  Hertford Jewish Cemetery Plot
A view of the Faudel-Phillips family burial plot at Hertford cemetery and a close-up view of the memorial bench.
( David Shulman, 2018)

There is a small consecrated Jewish cemetery plot in Hertford:

  • Hertford General Cemetery, Jewish Section, Bramfield Road, SG14.
    The Jewish section (Plot O) of the cemetery is a small unfenced triangular plot reserved for the Faudel-Phillips family (Baronets of Balls Park in Hertford). The family lived in nearby Balls Park, Mangrave Road. The section is situated immediately to the left on entering the cemetery through the main gate from Bramfield Road. Burials took place from 1916 to 1942, There are six graves, marked by three flat double gravestones, each bearing the family crest. The section was consecrated on 9 August 1916 by Revd. Isadore Harris, Assistant Minister of the West London Synagogue.

Database of the burials, with photographs of gravestones, on JOWBR (submitted by JCR-UK) searchable on All-UK Database or JOWBR (see also JOWBR Cemetery Information)

See also IAJGS Cemeteries Project - Hertford

Jewish Congregations in Hertfordshire

Jewish Communities of England home page

Page created: 14 December 2016
Latest revision or update: 26 July 2023

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