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.

Dates for your Diary.

The dates listed below are special events being run by The Friends of Newtown Road Cemetery.
For more information, please go to the events page.

Event Date Time Location
Saturday, April 28, 2018 - Sunday, April 29, 2018 10:00 - 16:00 West Berkshire Museum and Newtown Road Cemetery
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - Sunday, May 27, 2018 11:00 Newtown Road Cemetery Chapel
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 18:00 - 21:00 Newtown Road Cemetery
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 19:30 St Francis de Sale Church Hall
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 19:30 Newtown Road Cemetery Chapel
Saturday, November 10, 2018 19:30 - 22:00 Newtown Road Cemetery Chapel
Saturday, November 10, 2108 10:00 - 16:00 Newtown Road Cemetery Chapel

News updates

A toilet at last!
Just in time for last rehearsal

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)
Alfred ALLEN 22 April 1929 86 13 Chesterfield Road
Annie ANNETTS 22 April 1911 57 West Mills
Amelia BANNING 22 April 1910 82 Stroud Green
Martha Margaret BONNEY 22 April 1944 62 91 Craven Road
William Benjamin BRICKEN 22 April 1905 39 3 Montague Terrace
William Thomas BRIND 22 April 1938 71 37 Kingsbridge Road
William John BROOKS 22 April 1878 44
Ann BURGESS 22 April 1916 65 Infirmary,
Susan CARPENTER 22 April 1910 73 2 Hines Cottages, Marsh Road
Charles John CRAWSHAW 22 April 1938 57 40 Howard Road
Frank CULLINAN 22 April 1938 49 Sanatorium
James DENNIS 22 April 1873 89
Emma DURBIDGE 22 April 1911 44 7 Derby Cottages, Kings Road,
Sarah HILTON 22 April 1949 62 22 York Road
Mary Ann LAIT 22 April 1922 74 10 Raymonds Almshouses
Sarah LAWRENCE 22 April 1870 77
Lizettea MOREN 22 April 1958 79 3 Winchcombe Road
Richard Charles MUNDAY 22 April 1921 70 72 Bartholomew Street
Charlotte NORTHWAY 22 April 1913 61 5 Oriental Terrace, Andover Road,
Amelia POND 22 April 1869 6months
Mary Louise RICE 22 April 1932 86 Hughenden, Enbourne Road
Charles ROBINSON 22 April 1903 55 Bartholomew Street
Blanche Ethel SMITH 22 April 1911 29 Craven Road
Mary Ann TURNER 22 April 1917 83 The Infirmary
Mathew WHITE 22 April 1872 16
James WILLIAMS 22 April 1909 45 District Hospital
Edith WILLIS 22 April 1943 70 14 Battle Road
William John YALDEN 22 April 1927 70 11 Kimber's Almshouses

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