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.

News updates

Cemetery evening buzzes
Record numbers for opening

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)
David ALDRIDGE 01 September 1908 60 Union Workhouse
Arthur BRYANT 01 September 1925 49 53 Salcombe Road
Alice COX 01 September 1944 80 46 Greenham Road
George Thomas FERRIS 01 September 1906 3 The Lock House
Mary Ann FOSTER 01 September 1908 77 1 Prospect Villas, Gloucester Road
James GLASS 01 September 1876 81
Reginald Gary HICKS 01 September 1902 12 London Road
Maria HUNT 01 September 1908 84 6 King John's Almshouses,
William James MINCHIN 01 September 1880 1 week
Herbert Seymour MORRIS 01 September 1871 1
Charles SHAW 01 September 1876 34
Emma STEPHENS 01 September 1914 50 Holmlea, Andover Road,
George STRATTON 01 September 1883 49
Sarah caroline THOMSON 01 September 1944 72 County Council Emergency Hospital
Jane WILLIAMS 01 September 1877 3

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