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 many 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.

 


CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

We are delighted to announce that Newtown Road Cemetery will be open again from Monday 6th July

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)
Sarah Jane BARRETT 12 July 1906 47 5 Roseberry Place
Newbury
Rosa E CARLILE 12 July 1904 19 Lansdown Cottage
Newbury
Annie Elizabeth CROCKER 12 July 1937 66 12 Railway Road
Newbury
William DARE 12 July 1877 71
Speen
George DUCK 12 July 1870 45
Newbury
Mary Ann DUGGAN 12 July 1873 1 week
Newbury
William DULL 12 July 1873 61
Newbury
Albert Edward EDMONDS 12 July 1916 53 Charles Street,
Newbury.
James  GIBBONS 12 July 1873 58
Newbury
Leonard HERBERT 12 July 1883 66
Newbury
Lucy HINDS 12 July 1922 88 5 St. Mary's Almshouses
Newbury
Susan IVEY 12 July 1877 69
Woodspeen
Betsy KIMBER 12 July 1900 75
Newbury
William LLOYD 12 July 1915 65 1 Kennet Place, London Road,
Newbury.
Julia MORTIMER 12 July 1913 76 Winton House, Newtown Road,
Lucy NEW 12 July 1879 85
Newbury
Mary Ann PAYNE 12 July 1915 82 2 Leighton Villa's, Andover Road,
Newbury.
Mary Fanny Bickford RODWILL 12 July 1881 32
Speen
Sarah TURNER 12 July 1869 8
Newbury



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