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

World War Words
15 men remembered with poetry and prose

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)
Ronald John ADBY 17 January 1939 20 York Road
Sarah Jane AITKEN 17 January 1934 85 152 Craven Road
William John ARNOLD 17 January 1900 61
Amos AUGLAS 17 January 1911 82 Union Workhouse
Harriett Ann BARRETT 17 January 1902 91 Marsh Road
Francis BATT 17 January 1930 83 Church Almshouses, Newtown Road
Eliza CLIFTON 17 January 1917 63 Workhouse Infirmary,
Gertrude Alice COLLINGS 17 January 1906 2 Months 29 Bartholomew Street
Laura DAVIS 17 January 1911 54 37 Northbrook Street,
Annie Maria EGGLETON 17 January 1882 49
Alfred ELMS 17 January 1919 69 Newbury Infirmary
William EVERETT 17 January 1883 84
John FIDLER 17 January 1881 73
Barron FIELDER 17 January 1871 4
William FLOYD 17 January 1900 81
Joseph Stanley GIBBS 17 January 1908 10 Months Northbrook Place
John GILES 17 January 1930 3 days 5 Montague Terrace
Ann HEATH 17 January 1880 78
Letitia HEATH 17 January 1879 83
William Arthur HOSKINGS 17 January 1935 68 Newbury District Hospital
John  JENNINGS 17 January 1883 68 Speen
Fanny LIPSCOMBE 17 January 1877 3 weeks
Annie Maude MCMATH 17 January 1918 29 Myrtle Cottage, Greenham Road
Henry MILES 17 January 1900 75
Eliza Eglinton SELWYN 17 January 1936 81 23 St. Paul's Road
Hemel Hempstead
Harriet SPANSWICK 17 January 1907 88 6 Raymonds Almshouses
Harriett TAYLOR 17 January 1881 70
John TWINER 17 January 1906 96 7 Raymonds Almshouses
Sarah Jane  WARD 17 January 1880 6
Alfred Ernest WICKENS 17 January 1880 4 days

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