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, March 30, 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Newtown Road Cemetery
Friday, June 21, 2019 18:00 - 21:30 Newtown Road Cemetery
Saturday, November 09, 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Newtown Road Cemetery

News updates

Beetles and Burial Grounds
Silent Speaker at AGM

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)
George BALL 17 February 1906 71 Union Workhouse
Sarah BALL 17 February 1930 89 214 Newtown Road
John Frederick BELLINGER 17 February 1909 17 Months 2 Kennet Road
Emma CAPES 17 February 1941 95 46 Craven Road
Albert CHURCH 17 February 1930 78 Headley
Thomas CHURCH 17 February 1874 83
Katherine COLLINS 17 February 1917 39 10 Northbrook Street,
George In???man DEACON 17 February 1941 77 177 Andover Road
Nathanial DREDGE 17 February 1871 73
Daniel DUNCAN 17 February 1917 73 Workhouse Infirmary,
Harriet ELLIS 17 February 1912 38 Workhouse Infirmary,
Sarah FRAZER 17 February 1900 71
John GIBBS 17 February 1922 85 20 Denmark Road
Emily GOULD 17 February 1932 87 53 Cheap Street
Charles HARMON 17 February 1910 72 Workhouse Infirmary
Robert William Thomas HERRING 17 February 1904 13 days 15 Bartholomew Street
Reginald HESTER 17 February 1923 18 1 Fountain Buildings
Emily HUDSON 17 February 1959 98 96 Craven Road, Newbury
Mary KINGSTONE 17 February 1949 84 2 Pound Street
Rhoda LOVERIDGE 17 February 1882 3
Frederick SMITH 17 February 1915 66 7 Fountain Buildings, Derby Road,
Elizabeth STEPTOE 17 February 1880 35
Mary TAYLOR 17 February 1882 62
Mary TILLETT 17 February 1937 48 15 Adey's Buildings, Stroud Green
William TUCKER 17 February 1882 57
Phyllis Mary WHITE 17 February 1909 4 Baddesley Stanley Road
Charles WHITTICK 17 February 1919 85 Newbury Infirmary

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