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
Thursday, October 31, 2019 18:30 - 19:30 Newtown Road Cemetery Chapel
Saturday, November 09, 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Newtown Road Cemetery

News updates

Summer Activity in the Cemetery
An Overview

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)
Sarah COLDGATE 25 August 1871 65
Sarah Chuter CRAWSHAW 25 August 1948 65 Craven Road
Robert Jacob Bethuel FOWLER 25 August 1921 20 45 York Road
Sidney Leonard FREWINGS 25 August 1883 20 months
Montague Sidney FREWINS 25 August 1883 3
Mary Denham GEDGE 25 August 1928 86 The Elms, Byron Road
Joseph  HAINES 25 August 1906 92 Union Workhouse
Rosa Lillian Jane NEW 25 August 1882 6 weeks
William George PAYNE 25 August 1880 4
Charles PORTER 25 August 1869 32
Eliza SALMON 25 August 1915 68 8 Carlisle Terrace,
Annie Louisa SKINNER 25 August 1875 4 months
Jessie Mary STAPLES 25 August 1923 53 Hawarden, Andover Road
Sarah Ann WALDRON 25 August 1919 83 7 Railway Road
William WEST 25 August 1909 63 7 Berkley Terrace
Ada Margaret WYNTER 25 August 1937 73 Bartholomew Manor

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