The Bath Jewish Burial Ground is one of many religious sites which developed in the Georgian era as visitors to Bath, and the local communities which served them, increased in number. It was established in 1812 by the small Jewish community, and is situated just outside the Bath's southern boundary in the village of Combe Down, famous for the stone quarries that supplied the raw material for the building of the city.
This site is one of the very few relics of the now vanished Bath Hebrew Congregation.
The Friends of Bath Jewish Burial Ground was set up in 2005 by the Combe Down Heritage Society and the local Jewish community. The aim of the group is to conserve the site for public access and to restore the small Georgian building that lies within this heritage site to house an educational resource.
Bulging and crumbling surrounding walls have been partially secured but still need restoration work; the Victorian wrought iron gates have been repainted and some initial conservation work has been undertaken on the tombstones. The small building needs repair before it can be used for education and study.
The burial ground is open several times a year, and we publish the dates on our Facebook page. If you would like an email alert when one is coming up, just contact us and we will add your name to the list. We welcome visits by relatives of those buried and can with pleasure arrange access at other times. .