The website of the Friends of Bath Jewish Burial Ground

The burial ground in summer

News

We have a Facebook page where you can find the latest information about our activities.


Open Days

We plan two more Open Days this year: June 26, and a second in September, date to be announced. 


Guided walk

We will be having an evening Guided Walk on Thurs 26 May at 7pm. Numbers are limited to 15 people per walk so booking is essential. To book please email us.

A hidden gem

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 1920s wrought iron gates have been repainted and some initial conservation work has been undertaken on the tombstones. The small building has been re-pointed and replastered and supplied with a new floor, in preparation for use as an information centre.

Visit us

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.