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 23, 2021 18:00 - 22:00 Newtown Road Cemetery


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)
Arthur ATTEWELL 18 June 1938 88 58 Craven Road
Alice BALDWIN 18 June 1940 81 13 Porchester Road
Charles BALL 18 June 1931 86 11 Argyle Road
Wiliam BLUNDELL 18 June 1879 85
Alfred Henry BUTLER 18 June 1940 84 Sandleford Farm
Philip Edward DAVIES 18 June 1928 75 116 Andover Road
Sarah DAVIS 18 June 1880 65
James William EMBLING 18 June 1900 59
Edith Mary FROST 18 June 1960 84 1 St Bartholomew Almshouses
Stephen Francis GOULD 18 June 1883 4
Ellen LEWINGTON 18 June 1925 63 Newbury District Hospital
Bertha MUNDAY 18 June 1927 32 72 Bartholomew Street
William NUTLEY 18 June 1881 81
Mabel PIPER 18 June 1959 77 5 Priory Road, Newbury
John POCOCK 18 June 1870 66
George RICE 18 June 1879 32
William Henry ROBESON 18 June 1901 78 Poole Road
Edwin ROWLAND 18 June 1902 71
Henry  SEWARD 18 June 1906 58 7 Albert Terrace
Ann Maria STEPHEN 18 June 1941 76 9 Pinions Road
High Wycombe
Cecil Henry Leonard TAYLOR 18 June 1930 2 116 Craven Road
Francis William TAYLOR 18 June 1913 38 9 Adeys Buildings, York Road,
Frederick John THORN 18 June 1875 5 Months
Minnie Kate TILEY 18 June 1964 82 21, Hawthorn Road
Maria WHITE 18 June 1873 67
Jacob WILTSHIRE 18 June 1925 90 3 King John Almshouses

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