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, April 14, 2018 - Sunday, April 15, 2018 15:00 The Phoenix Theatre, Newtown Road Newbury

News updates

Newtown Road Cemetery Trees December 2017
Twenty tree varieties labelled

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)
Thomas Edward BALL 19 February 1904 2 Old Newtown Road
Elizabeth BECK 19 February 1884 84
William  BENNETT 19 February 1870 79
Sarah Elizabeth BURTON 19 February 1917 76 8 Kinbers Almshouses,
James CHIVERS 19 February 1879 39
Edward Bertie COLES 19 February 1906 19 Months 14 Denmark Road
Ann COOK 19 February 1869 76
Francis Joseph COOPER 19 February 1913 1 Month 12 Waterloo Place,
Charlotte Selina ELLIS 19 February 1870 22 months
William Albert GILES 19 February 1876 4 months
Victoria Mary GODDARD 19 February 1901 20 months Derby Road
Mary Maria GUNNELL 19 February 1881 67
Fanny Elizabeth HESTER 19 February 1958 77 Red House Cottage, Tydehams, Newbury
Annie Mary HUGHES 19 February 1875 17
William JESSETT 19 February 1883 63
Ada Elizabeth KEMPTON 19 February 1903 9 months 6 Kew Cottages
Charles Unwin LEONARD 19 February 1874 17
Margaret Nell LONGMATE 19 February 1915 2 Hightown, Queens Road,
Jane Maria MILLS 19 February 1931 82 214 Newtown Road
Fanny NORRIS 19 February 1881 48
Annie OSGOOD 19 February 1884 4
Andrew  POWERS 19 February 1910 81 Union Infirmary,
Mary Ellen RATCLIFF 19 February 1919 44 Ivy House, Wharf Road
William READ 19 February 1902 69
Mary Howes RICHARDS 19 February 1921 76 57 Gloucester Road
George SMITH 19 February 1904 94 5 Bartholomews Almshouses
Charles STONE 19 February 1870 88
Arthur STREET 19 February 1954 80 10 Russell Road
Edward TALMAGE 19 February 1941 72 33 Buckingham Road
Frederick Charles TURTON 19 February 1903 20 Workhouse
Florence Isabel WEBB 19 February 1915 44 1 Cortland Place, London Road,
William WILKINS 19 February 1876 6

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