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
Thursday, November 30, 2017 10:00 - 12:00 St Nicholas Church Hall

News updates

Book reading in the Chapel
First time ever but is it the last?

Unable to screen 'One Million Dubliners'

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)
Mary ARNOLD 21 November 1908 10 Months Union Workhouse
Joseph BALLARD 21 November 1872 34
James BRINDLEY 21 November 1900 60
Ann Maria CHIVERS 21 November 1936 78 Quarrystone, Newbury Road
Elizabeth COLLINS 21 November 1903 62 5 Crarie Terrace
Edward CROCKER 21 November 1942 65 Ghavial, Gordon Road
Maria DENNIS 21 November 1910 89 12 King John's Almshouses
George David GREEN 21 November 1937 79 47 Mill Lane
William JACKSON 21 November 1916 48 Gardens,
James JONES 21 November 1904 51 Russell Road
Mary Ellen JONES 21 November 1918 37 5 Parnell Terrace
Jane LEGG 21 November 1874 51
Emily LIPSCOMBE 21 November 1868 4
Sarah LUCAS 21 November 1881 67
Fanny PENRICE 21 November 1876 50
George PINCHIN 21 November 1924 63 3 Enbourne Road
Charles Edgar RICHARDS 21 November 1910 34 6 Russell Terrace
Robert SEARS 21 November 1873 84
David TARRANT 21 November 1874 37
Fanny Rapson TAYLOR 21 November 1907 27 614 Romford Road, Manor Park,
East Ham
James WILSON 21 November 1868 37
Thomas WILTON 21 November 1871 64

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