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 14, 2018 - Sunday, April 15, 2018 15:00 The Phoenix Theatre, Newtown Road Newbury
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

Rehearsals Start for New Play
Have you bought your tickets yet?

Newtown Road Cemetery Trees December 2017
Twenty tree varieties labelled

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)
Edmund BANWELL 23 March 1910 78 1 Rupert Place, Cheap Street,
Harry Chalis BEER 23 March 1912 51 61 Northbrook Street,
Herbert Henry BROWN 23 March 1945 36 18 Battle Road
Albert Edward COOMBES 23 March 1954 72 76 Northbrook Street, Newbury
Vashti Hannah COTTRELL 23 March 1965 89 38, Warren Park Road
Carshalton, Surrey
Martha Elizabeth GRAY 23 March 1910 94 Hatcham Lodge, New Cross
London, S E.
Richard HALL 23 March 1906 76 Union Workhouse
Henry MATHEWS 23 March 1912 49 Northbrook Street,
Theodosia NASH 23 March 1927 84 75 Old Newtown Road
Lily Maud NORTH 23 March 1918 35 Cromwell Road, Wash Common
May Charlotte PARKER 23 March 1905 2 4 Craven Street
John PARR 23 March 1922 82 Greenham Mills
James Henry RADBOURN 23 March 1918 1 month 6 Livingstone Road
Walter George RICE 23 March 1907 32 1 Madeira Place
Clara SAMUELS 23 March 1874 35
Eliza Maria SAMUELS 23 March 1928 86 214 Newtown Road
Edmund Lea STAPLES 23 March 1940 83 24 Enborne Road
Dinah STILLMAN 23 March 1877 68
Ester STILLMAN 23 March 1870 82
Sarah Ann VICKERS 23 March 1929 73 57 York Road
Thomas WHITE 23 March 1880 69
Alfred Thomas WHITINGTON 23 March 1931 70 151 Bartholomew Street

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