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
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

"There’s gold in them thar hills”

What a difference a week makes
Habitat management at 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)
William CORDEROY 17 August 1881 38
George Thomas CROMWELL 17 August 1910 46 New Squqre
Alfred Percival  FIDLER 17 August 1878 3 months Henwick Farm
Catherine GOULD 17 August 1909 44 Craven Road
Hannah GRIFFIN 17 August 1932 74 36 Craven Road
James LAWRENCE 17 August 1869 48
Phyllis PIKE 17 August 1916 2 Months 15 York Road,
Beatrice Elizabeth PIPER 17 August 1978 66 5, Hampton Road
Robert SHERMAN 17 August 1883 72
Rose Amelia SMITH 17 August 1966 84 37, Hambridge Road
Alfred Edward STRANGE 17 August 1945 77 17 Enborne Road
Frederick Sprankling WATTS 17 August 1939 83 51 St. Johns Road
Geofrey Stuart WOOLLACOTT 17 August 1912 10 Months Workhouse

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