Jewbury, Medieval Jewish Cemetery, York

August 22, 2013
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In 1177 Henry II gave a licence for Jewish communitites to have a burial ground in any city in Great Britain.

The Jewbury cemetery is about an acre in size and is now beneath a car park. The site was excavated in 1982 and said to contain around 1000 burials. The remains of 500 individuals were re-interred and a plaque placed in their memory, the other burials were left undisturbed.

The location of the ancient Jewish Cemetery of York

The location of the ancient Jewish Cemetery of York

Jewbury Car Park

Jewbury Car Park

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