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 many 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.

 


CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

We are delighted to announce that Newtown Road Cemetery will be open again from Monday 6th July

Opening times are currently restricted to between 10am and 3pm.

Rules for Visitors

  • Make sure you have hand sanitiser with you before entering this area.
  • Clean the gates & touch points before & after use.
  • Use the one way in and out system at all times.
  • Move clockwise around the area - do not cross others.
  • Encourage everyone to wash their hands with hand sanitiser regularly and before and after your visit.
  • There is no running water in this area, wash your hands when you get home.
  • Do not bring dogs, except Guide Dogs, into the area.
  • You MUST maintain social distancing from others unless they are from the same household – maintain at least 2m where possible.
  • If you are wearing disposable masks or gloves, please take it home with you or use the bins provided – DO NOT LITTER.
  • Do not enter if you, or any member of your household has coronavirus symptoms, or are self-isolating.

Click here for a poster that contains full details and contact details for Newbury Town Council, should you have any questions or need to report anything you see.


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)
Lily COLLINS 08 August 1884 17 days
Newbury
Mary Ann COOKE 08 August 1912 78 2 Woodbine Villas.
Newbury
Mary CRIPPS 08 August 1870 70
Newbury
Ann FLICKER 08 August 1916 73 Infirmary,
Newbury.
Ethel Dennis FORD 08 August 1921 38 1 Bourne Terrace, Wash Common
Newbury
Phoebe GOULD 08 August 1934 70 250 Elm Lane
Brighton
John HUTCHINS 08 August 1912 80 Workhouse Infirmary,
Newbury.
Annie MURKIN 08 August 1939 74 38 York Road
Newbury
William Henry NEW 08 August 1922 12 Rose Cottage, King's Road
Newbury
Maud Eva PAULING 08 August 1881 3
Curridge
Lional Gay RANSFORD 08 August 1962 81 21 Argyle Road
Newbury
Mary Elizabeth STILLMAN 08 August 1924 87 110 Gloucester Road
Newbury
Mary Ann TAYLOR 08 August 1916 77 Appleton Cottage, Derby Road,
Newbury.
Caroline Maud WALTERS 08 August 1900 2
Newbury
Harvey WELLOCK 08 August 1928 67 10 Priory Road
Newbury
Mary WHEELER 08 August 1928 74 76 Greenham Road
Newbury
Richard WICKENS 08 August 1874 42
Speen



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