Jews' Garden

Jews' Garden
   In the parish of St. Giles without Cripplegate, to the east of Aldersgate Street.
   First mention: "le Juesgardyn," 1341 (Ct. H.W. I. 452).
   Other forms and names : "Jewesgardin," 1349 (ib. 620). "le Jewengardyn," 1405-6 (ib. II. 365). "Jewengardyn," 1426 (ib. 440).
   Stow describes it as a large plot of ground in Red Cross Street of old time called the "Jewes Garden," as being the only place appointed them in England wherein to bury their dead, until 1177, when a special place was assigned to them for the purpose in every quarter where they dwelt.
   Remained to them until they were banished. Now turned into garden plots and summer-houses (S. 303-4).
   The name survives in Jewin Street (q.v.).

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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