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
Friday, June 24, 2022 18:00 - 20:00 Newtown Road Cemetery

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)
Wilfred ADAMS 27 May 1871 56
Michal Thomas ATTEWELL 27 May 1905 43 Market Street
Mary Jane BURNINGHAM 27 May 1932 71 7 Montana Terrace, Greenham
Mary CANNING 27 May 1942 77 Meloosa, New Road, Greenham
Mary Ellen CHILTON 27 May 1922 86 9 Bartholomew Almshouses
Thomas William GUY 27 May 1940 75 Devizes & District Hospital
Job HAINES 27 May 1874 67
Mary Emily HALL 27 May 1909 78 1 Mafeking Terrace,
Whitley Bay
Catherine HAMBLIN 27 May 1875 58
Harvey Beach HERBERT 27 May 1876 6 months
Walter Gordon HILTON 27 May 1967 82 22, York Road
Thomas NORRIES 27 May 1872 48
Kathleen Doris PAYNE 27 May 1914 4 4 Morningside, Kings Road,
Georgina RAMBALL 27 May 1970 57 Wash Common
William REYNOLDS 27 May 1911 74 Kennett Road,
Ellen SMITH 27 May 1907 66 3 West Street
John WITHERS 27 May 1915 78 1 Burners Cottages, Stroud Green,

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