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 many 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.



As far as we are aware the cemetery will remain open during the current crisis but care to protect yourself and others must be adhered to.

Opening times are currently restricted to between 10am and 3pm.

Rules for Visitors

  • Make sure you have hand sanitiser with you before entering this area.
  • Clean the gates & touch points before & after use.
  • Use the one way in and out system at all times.
  • Move clockwise around the area - do not cross others.
  • Encourage everyone to wash their hands with hand sanitiser regularly and before and after your visit.
  • There is no running water in this area, wash your hands when you get home.
  • Do not bring dogs, except Guide Dogs, into the area.
  • You MUST maintain social distancing from others unless they are from the same household – maintain at least 2m where possible.
  • If you are wearing disposable masks or gloves, please take it home with you or use the bins provided – DO NOT LITTER.
  • Do not enter if you, or any member of your household has coronavirus symptoms, or are self-isolating.

Click here for a poster that contains full details and contact details for Newbury Town Council, should you have any questions or need to report anything you see.

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)
Charles ALLNUTT 28 February 1870 9 months
Janet BRAY 28 February 1924 66 14 Gloucester Road
Emily BURN 28 February 1934 80 Heather Brae, Wash Common
David CARTER 28 February 1924 65 99 Newtown Road
William CHALLIS 28 February 1879 62
Sophia CHEESEMAN 28 February 1929 86 Moutfield, London Road, Greenhithe
Harriett COX 28 February 1940 87 32 Newtown Road
Edith Annie DIBLEY 28 February 1900 19 Days
Arthur FREWEN 28 February 1873 4 months
Martha GEATER 28 February 1900 84
Elizabeth GRIFFIN 28 February 1878 19
William Charles JAMES 28 February 1939 73 27 Berkeley Road
Alexander Eugen James KEITH 28 February 1900 10 months
William KNIGHT 28 February 1919 79 1 Kimber's Almshouses
Edith Mary LUCAS 28 February 1936 61 15 Grosvenor Road, Caversham
Alfred MILLS 28 February 1918 80 Newbury Infirmary
Hannah OSGOOD 28 February 1900 73 Shaw Fields
Elizabeth PERRY 28 February 1911 47 St John's Road
Francis Horace ROWELL 28 February 1933 40 4 Priory Road
Mary Ann SALTER 28 February 1929 69 92 Kings Road
Ethel May  SMITH 28 February 1916 10 Months 7 Wilfred Place,
Doris Evelyn May SPANSWICK 28 February 1945 27 !7 Boston Avenue
Sarah  STONE 28 February 1910 72 Windmill Road
James WELLS 28 February 1874 80
George William WHEELER 28 February 1925 61 11 Hampton Road
Caroline WILLIS 28 February 1930 85 22 Russell Road

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