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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.


News updates

Cemetery evening buzzes
Record numbers for opening

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)
Joseph APPLEFORD 26 September 1871 7
Newbury
Elizabeth BOSLEY 26 September 1938 74 19 Jubilee Road
Newbury
Mary BROWN 26 September 1935 82 20 Jubilee Road
Newbury
Joseph COOPER 26 September 1924 70 99 Newtown Road
Newbury
John William EGGLETON 26 September 1935 71 20 Pound Street
Newbury
Harriet FEW 26 September 1870 77
Newbury
Alfred GRIFFITHS 26 September 1917 37 130 Bartholomew Street
Newbury
Alfred HALL 26 September 1870 49
Newbury
Mary Fletcher INGHAM 26 September 1905 84 Beaconsfield Terrace
Newbury
Ada Kate ROLFE 26 September 1930 65 London Road
Newbury
Albert Edwin STEVENS 26 September 1916 53 Stanley Road,
Dorcas STONER 26 September 1905 18 Months Union Workhouse
Newbury
Charles William WARD 26 September 1879 14 months
Newbury



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