Welcome to the web site on the Friends of Newtown Road Cemetery.

The Friends were set up in association with Newbury Town Council to help restore the cemetery to its former glory after it was closed in 2000 on health and safety grounds. In the subsequent years, the Friends have undertaken may tasks including assisting with nature surveys and providing information and pictures for display boards.

We are also undertaking a full memorial recording programme to ensure that the information on all the memorials is preserved on the web site where everyone can access it.

Our History Research Group is actively searching through old documents and certificates to try and find out as much as possible about every single person buried there.

If you wish to join the friends or have any information about people buried here, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

If you wish to visit the cemetery, it is open daily (except Christmas Day) between 10am and 3pm.


As far as we are aware the cemetery will remain open during the current crisis but care to protect yourself and others must be adhered to.

Opening times are currently restricted to between 10am and 3pm.

Rules for Visitors

  • Make sure you have hand sanitiser with you before entering this area.
  • Clean the gates & touch points before & after use.
  • Use the one way in and out system at all times.
  • Move clockwise around the area - do not cross others.
  • Encourage everyone to wash their hands with hand sanitiser regularly and before and after your visit.
  • There is no running water in this area, wash your hands when you get home.
  • Do not bring dogs, except Guide Dogs, into the area.
  • You MUST maintain social distancing from others unless they are from the same household – maintain at least 2m where possible.
  • If you are wearing disposable masks or gloves, please take it home with you or use the bins provided – DO NOT LITTER.
  • Do not enter if you, or any member of your household has coronavirus symptoms, or are self-isolating.

Click here for a poster that contains full details and contact details for Newbury Town Council, should you have any questions or need to report anything you see.

Aerial view of the cemetery

This is a zoomable image taken by the RAF in 1950. Note that the now demolished dissenter's chapel is still present in this picture. You can also see the temporary building used for St. John's Church following the bombing in 1943.

Reproduced here with kind permission from the copyright holder © English Heritage. NMR RAF Photography

Where is the Cemetery?

You can use the map below to locate the cemetery in relation to the A339 that runs through the centre of Newbury.

The Cemetery is the long vertical space in the centre of the map between Newtown Road and Old Newtown Road.

A Postcode on Newtown Road to get you there using your Sat-Nav is RG14 7BT.

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We remember them...

On this day the following people were buried in Newtown Road Cemetery.
An asterisk (*) by the date means that the date of death has been used as we do not have a precise date of burial.

Name Date of burial Age at death
(if known)
Abode (burials only)
Frederick  BOSLEY 10 April 1909 64 Union Workhouse
Thomas CLAYTON 10 April 1878 58
Edward COXHEAD 10 April 1872 10 days
William George COXHEAD 10 April 1880 15 days
Alice FARR 10 April 1935 67 21 St. John's Road
Charlie Hillier FREEMAN 10 April 1957 75 75 Qeen's Road, Newbury
James GILES 10 April 1917 65 6 Kingsbridge Road
George Thomas GUNSTON 10 April 1942 79 30 Greenham Road
Charles HALL 10 April 1874 51
Emma HARRIS 10 April 1922 81 99 Newtown Road
Jesse HAZELL 10 April 1964 76 12, Shrewsbury Terrace, Buckingham Road
Cassandra HERMON 10 April 1884 61
Dorothy HOLLANDS 10 April 1926 34 Wentworth Lodge, Craven Road
John Harris JONES 10 April 1915 62 Infirmary,
Charles John MOTH 10 April 1933 76 214 Newtown Road
Ellen SMITH 10 April 1940 89 138 Boundary Road
Kate SNELL 10 April 1916 84 Infirmary,
Maria TIBBLE 10 April 1912 83 3 Pembroke Place,
William WAYLING 10 April 1872 80
Evelyn May WINFIELD 10 April 1911 11 26 West Street
Irene Gwendoline YEATES 10 April 1909 11 Days Berkley Road

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