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 29, 2017 - Sunday, May 14, 2017 11:00 - 17:00 Chapel at Newtown Road Cemetery
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 18:00 - 21:00 The Chapel in Newtown Road Cemetery
Saturday, September 09, 2017 - Sunday, September 10, 2017 10:00 - 16:00 The Chapel in Newtown Road Cemetery
Monday, October 23, 2017 19:30 - 21:00 TBC
Saturday, November 11, 2017 10:00 - 15:00 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)
Henry  BELCHER 26 April 1900 74
Frederick James Edgar BENHAM 26 April 1905 6 Months 2 Albert Place
Arthur Henry BOSLEY 26 April 1901 6 months Greenham Road
Mary DENNIS 26 April 1909 95 Collingbourne Kingston
William DOWNS 26 April 1870 21
Kate  DRINKWATER 26 April 1902 40
Elizabeth GALE 26 April 1934 80 25 Priory Road
William Joseph HARBUT 26 April 1873 7 months
Ann HAWKER 26 April 1883 60
Sarah JARRETT 26 April 1912 75 5 Bartholomew Almshouses,
Charles KING 26 April 1882 1
Jonathan LAURIE 26 April 1876 63
William Ernest RHODES 26 April 1933 53 Porchester Road
Hannah SEARY 26 April 1915 82 Workhouse Infirmary,
Annie STEPHENS 26 April 1905 41 3 Harrisons Building,
Stroud Green
George TAYLOR 26 April 1921 67 33 Russell Road
Anne Maria WILKINS 26 April 1950 78 7 Hampton Road

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