Streatham Jewish Cemetery also called Rowan Road Cemetery

We are currently adding photos from Streatham Jewish Cemetery.

Streatham Jewish Cemetery

These are being added in an ‘uncut’ format meaning that we have not, as yet, researched the individuals and added them to our main database.

As there has been a great deal of interest we took the unusual decision to list the photos with just names and year of death, where they can be read. Once we have added them all we will then add the full details and inscriptions to our main database.

For genealogy research these photos and information are a goldmine, often providing both the individuals’ original family name and the adopted, perhaps more English, name.

There are also many memorials to those lost during WW1, WW2 and civilian casualties.

See Each are listed alphabetically and are not yet searchable other than by going through the pages.

The photos are from the collection taken by Mr L Saunders, jazz musician, who has called it a labour of love. Visiting the cemetery in all weathers and when his busy work schedule allowed. We are very grateful to Lynn for providing us with these photos and making them available to others via our website.


39 comments for “Streatham Jewish Cemetery also called Rowan Road Cemetery

  1. Barry Gordon
    September 27, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    I was planning to visit my Grandparents’ graves in Streatham Jewish Cemetery on a Sunday afternoon. As it has been a few decades since I last went there I wanted to check whether or not it would be open. On Google streetview it appears that it is protected by guard dogs…
    If it is open, I would also like to find out where exactly they are buried. Their names are Naftoli & Rachel Podkaminsky & they both died circa 1960 give or take 1 year.

  2. ADMIN
    September 27, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    The plot details are:
    Forename Surname Date Location Section Row NO.
    Nathan Podkaminsky 23-Jul-1962 Streatham Section E 62 21
    Rachel Podkaminsky 09-Feb-1965 Streatham Section E 62 22

    As far as I know access is fine but do avoid the Jewish holidays, September is a busy month, see for contact details and also to search their burial lists.
    CemeteryScribes Admin

  3. Sara Kirby-Nieweg
    February 26, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    Could you tell me whether there are Jewish people buried in the Streatham Jewish Cemetery with Dutch ancestry/names?

  4. ADMIN
    February 26, 2018 at 10:57 pm

    I am not sure how one would tell if anyone buried there is of Dutch ancestry, names can and were changed, others such as Cohen or Levy would not indicate a place of origin etc etc but you are welcome to look through those listed on our site to see if you think they may have been Dutch.

  5. keely abravanel
    March 7, 2018 at 2:25 am

    Hi my grandparents are buried in this cemetery. Betty and Charles Mitelle. I wondered if I could be buried with them and what I would have to do to make this happen.

  6. ADMIN
    March 8, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    Thank you for contacting us however you would need to speak to the Burial Society or Cemetery for this information.

  7. Lyn Gibb-de Swarte
    April 8, 2018 at 9:20 am

    My Great Grandparents are both buried there in the 20’s I think! Graves unmarked with a stone! Lion de Swarte and Caroline de Swarte. Mentioning also to enquirer asking about Dutch names! They were both originally from Amsterdam and lived for many years in Streatham. He was a musician, published composer and arranger. I would like the numbers of the plots if possible?

  8. ADMIN
    April 8, 2018 at 10:41 am

    The burial details for Caroline de Swarte are:
    Caroline De Swarte 05-Aug-1927 Streatham Section C 11 35

    And for Lion De Swarte
    Lion De Swarte 21-Nov-1917 Streatham Section D K 2628

    CemeteryScribes Admin

  9. Elizabeth R Murov
    April 27, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    My great grandfather, Israel Isaac Rosenkrantz, died in London on 10 November 1921. We believe he is buried at Streatham (was Streatham once called “West End cemetery?). Do you have the exact location of his grave, and/or a photo? Many thanks from Beth in New Orleans, Louisiana.

  10. ADMIN
    April 28, 2018 at 10:36 pm

    Yes, he was buried at Streatham: Israel Rosenkrantz 10-Nov-1921 Streatham Section D N 2503


  11. Elizabeth R Murov
    April 29, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    Is the cemetery open to visitors? If so, how long would it take to get there from Tower Hill? And how long would it take, approximately?

  12. ADMIN
    April 29, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    Yes its open, outside of religious holidays/festivals etc.

  13. Diane
    May 2, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    Hi, I’m looking for Janey Familie who died around 1944. Do you have any record of her? Many thanks

  14. ADMIN
    May 2, 2018 at 11:10 pm
  15. Daliah Sherrington
    August 6, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    Hello, I’m trying to find my maternal grandmother’s grave. Her name was Doris Tessler née Caplan. She died around 1944/45.
    Many thanks.

  16. ADMIN
    August 6, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    Doris Tessler 12-Jul-1944 Streatham Section E 29 32

  17. Richard Sattin
    August 13, 2018 at 3:15 pm


    Hyman Koski was buried at Streatham in April 1940 Section F Row 24 No 45. His son Eric is 85 and doesn’t remember his or his father’s Hebrew names. Is there any way of finding this information from the cemetery records? Is there a photo of the grave site? Any help very gratefully received.

  18. ADMIN
    August 13, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    Hi Richard,
    Have you tried contacting the cemetery direct? we do not have the burial records however they may be able to assist you. See

  19. Gilda Cohen
    August 26, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    Is Streatham cemetery open on Bank holiday Monday 27 August 2018.

  20. Marsha Kay
    October 22, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    Hello. I think my husbands family are buried in Streatham Jewish Cemetery. Their names are Blanche Krutnick, her husband is there but cannot remember his hame, and also Henry Krutnick. Can you please tell me if they are actually in this Cemetery and the plot numbers?

    Many thanks.

  21. ADMIN
    October 22, 2018 at 10:32 pm

    Please search the Streatham Cemetery here
    CemeteryScribes Admin

  22. Carole meghriche
    January 6, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    My great great grandfather apparently buried at streatham jewish cemetary 1919.
    Zuruch Levine

  23. ADMIN
    January 6, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    Thank you for letting us know,
    CemeteryScribes Admin

  24. Barry Graham
    January 7, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    I wanted to know what it says as the name of my great grandfather Morris Ginsberg or Ginsburg whom I believe was Yisrael Moshe and died between 1902 and 1935.I doubt he was a Cohen or Levi since I’m not but am curious whether he was and we somehow lost the tradition.

  25. ADMIN
    January 7, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    There is a Morris Ginsberg who died in Feb 1931 buried at Streatham.

  26. Jayne
    February 12, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    Hi there.
    My great grandparents Joseph and Reshi Lewis are buried at Streatham. I have seen photos of there headstones but I cant find them on the database when I search? I also understand my grandfather Mordecai (Max) Lewis is also buried here but there is no longer a headstone. I want to visit but wondered if it will be difficult locating their graves.

  27. ADMIN
    February 12, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    Please take a look at you can search there and also contact them direct.

  28. Brenda
    March 16, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    Are there photographs of my grandparents graves. They are Julia and Solomon Boyd. Their dates of death are 20.1 53 and 20.1.50 respectively.

  29. ADMIN
    March 16, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    Sorry we don’t have photos of these tombstones. Perhaps contact the cemetery direct.

  30. Isabel Fontes
    March 26, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    I’m at the cemetery looking for the grave of Mrs Jessie Witzer. can you help me please?

  31. Sandy Putnam (Nortman)
    August 15, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    I’m hoping you can help me get information on the graves for my uncle Max Nortman and my grandparents Kadukah (Soloman) and Dora Nortman. I believe they are in the last row center to the right.

  32. ADMIN
    August 15, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    Sorry but we are unsure what information you want. Perhaps use the Contact Us or look at their website

  33. Frances Stapley
    November 4, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    Have found details of family member died 18 2 1947 in block E Row C grave 30 Frances Alexandra Vigon. Are there any other names on the stone?many thanks.

  34. ADMIN
    November 4, 2019 at 11:40 pm

    Sorry we do not know the answer. You would need to either visit the cemetery or obtain a photo of the tombstone.

  35. Frances Felton Stapley
    November 15, 2019 at 9:42 am

    Thank you for reply to my Question on 4November. I am willing to pay for your time if you can view the grave on my behalf. I live a 2hour drive from the cemetery, and the information I requested was on behalf of relations in Canada. Am happy to send Cheque, or you can phone me , I will look on this page for your answer. Thanks. Frances Felton-Stapley

  36. ADMIN
    November 17, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    I have replied to you direct by email. I am trying to see how we can assist you.

    For the sake of others who may read this, we do not provide a research service.


  37. ADMIN
    December 22, 2019 at 12:02 am

    We have checked as best we can and there does not appear to be a tombstone there.
    Also we would like to thank Mr Saunders for visiting and taking photos of the row for you.
    You have not replied to my email but if you do I will reply and send you the photos of the row.

  38. Kathy Pinner
    February 16, 2020 at 12:09 pm

    My grandparents Kate and Abraham Bishop are buried in the cemetery and I visited many times in the late 40s – 50s with my mother. There is also a stone in memory of my Uncle Sam Bishop who died fighting with the Australian Imperial Forces in WW1and whose grave is in Daurs in France. I think I will remember where their graves are when I visit but just in case if you have the information I would be grateful. I think Abraham died in the 1920s.

  39. ADMIN
    February 16, 2020 at 5:49 pm

    Please search the Western Synagogue website for the plot details

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