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
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 18:00 - 21:00 Newtown Road Cemetery
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 19:30 St Francis de Sale Church Hall
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 19:30 Newtown Road Cemetery Chapel
Saturday, November 10, 2018 19:30 - 22:00 Newtown Road Cemetery Chapel
Saturday, November 10, 2108 10:00 - 16:00 Newtown Road Cemetery Chapel

News updates

Nature surveys added
The nature surveys done in 2010 are now available on the web site.

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 Ann BROWN 24 May 1870 63
Newbury
Sarah Ann CLARK 24 May 1950 83 10 York Road
Newbury
Ann CROCKER 24 May 1924 91 99 Newtown Road
Newbury
Rose DANCE 24 May 1961 65 Round Ways Hospital, Devizes
William FLACK 24 May 1939 66 44 York Road
Newbury
Thomas John GARRETT 24 May 1882 5 weeks
Newbury
Lilly Rose GOODALL 24 May 1904 15 months
Newbury
William Henry LEWINGTON 24 May 1907 52 2 Lisle Court
Newbury
Charles MILLER 24 May 1876 26
Newbury
Philip MORTIMER 24 May 1870 73
Newbury
Elizabeth MOSDELL 24 May 1922 76 99 Newtown Road
Newbury
James NEWPORT 24 May 1911 81 Workhouse Infirmary,
Newbury.
Frank RUMBLE 24 May 1871 33
Newbury
Reuben RYOTT 24 May 1884 3 months
Newbury
William Scott SMITH 24 May 1913 70 5 Denmark Road,
Newbury.
Mary Ann TERRY 24 May 1918 65 7 Ham Terrace, King's Road
Newbury
Harriet TUCK 24 May 1880 40
Newbury
George WRIGHT 24 May 1913 73 Coxedd TC Almeshouses, Enborne Road,
Newbury.



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