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
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 18:00 - 21:00 The Chapel in Newtown Road Cemetery
Saturday, September 09, 2017 - Sunday, September 10, 2017 10:00 - 16:00 The Chapel in Newtown Road Cemetery
Monday, October 23, 2017 19:30 - 21:00 TBC
Saturday, November 11, 2017 10:00 - 15:00 Newtown Road Cemetery
Thursday, November 30, 2017 10:00 - 12:00 St Nicholas Church Hall

News updates

Primrose Day seems a success
Daytime opening brought lots of new visitors

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)
Richard ALLEN 25 May 1916 83 Workhouse Infirmary,
Ernest James Victor ANNETTS 25 May 1901 11 months
Sarah Elizabeth BALDING 25 May 1878 64
Emma Elizabeth BEVAN 25 May 1929 88 1 Old Newtown Road
Ann EATON 25 May 1903 68 2 Southampton Terrace
Charlotte EMBLING 25 May 1911 68 Wash Common,
Edward Lawrence FARROW 25 May 1875 73
Beatrice Annie FOSLIN 25 May 1943 62 1 Jubilee Road
Joseph GARDNER 25 May 1922 74 Newbury Hospital
Stephen JUSTICE 25 May 1874 53
Sarah Annie SMITH 25 May 1904 24
George SNOOK 25 May 1908 52 Union Workhouse
Margaret Ethel STREET 25 May 1935 17 10 Russell Road
Caroline SWAITE 25 May 1881 67
Florence Ada TREDINNICK 25 May 1972 88 Rectory Close
Harriet Jane WAKEFIELD 25 May 1910 51 Derby Road
Keburah YOUNG 25 May 1909 79 The Infirmary,

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