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Two Headstones: to Isaac Ben Benjamin and to Alexander Moses, in South of the Jewish Cemetery

A Grade II Listed Building in Falmouth, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.1636 / 50°9'48"N

Longitude: -5.0893 / 5°5'21"W

OS Eastings: 179460

OS Northings: 33851

OS Grid: SW794338

Mapcode National: GBR ZC.GY06

Mapcode Global: FRA 087L.742

Entry Name: Two Headstones: to Isaac Ben Benjamin and to Alexander Moses, in South of the Jewish Cemetery

Listing Date: 24 July 2002

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1061396

English Heritage Legacy ID: 489635

Location: Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Falmouth

Built-Up Area: Falmouth

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Budock

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


843-1/0/10009 FALMOUTH ROAD
24-JUL-02 Ponsharden
Two headstones: to Isaac ben Benjamin
and to Alexander Moses, in south of the Jewish Cemetery


Headstones in Jewish cemetery. 1790: to Isaac ben Benjamin. 1791: to Alexander Moses. Both are slate headstones with nowy heads, moulded arrises and with dates and inscriptions on fronts in Hebrew.
The Jewish community was established in Falmouth in about 1740 by Alexander Moses, known as 'Zender Falmouth'. The Jewish Cemetery and the adjacent Congregational cemetery are on land granted by Lord de Dunstanville later in the C18.
SOURCE: Fry, H. and Pearce, K., Lost Jews of Cornwall, pp.101-129.

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