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)
William Noel BAYLIS 24 January 1912 3 Princes Place
Mary Ann BUXEY 24 January 1914 63 2 Falkland Cottages, Wash Hill,
James George CROUCH 24 January 1908 82 Union Workhouse
Percival George William DAVIS 24 January 1920 36 Russell Road
Thomas DAVIS 24 January 1912 90 C & P Almshouses,
Emily EMBLING 24 January 1924 75 Trevennick? Greeham Road
Ann Maria FISHER 24 January 1902 79 Wards Building
William FISHER 24 January 1923 62 1 Hamilton Cottages, Greenham Road
George FRANKLIN 24 January 1906 69 1 Sunnyside, Gloucester Road
Mary HOLMES 24 January 1907 77 Stroud Green
Joseph Herbert HOPSON 24 January 1930 68 Catherine Road
George JAMES 24 January 1918 52 Newbury Infirmary
Betsy LAWRENCE 24 January 1910 78 Union Workhouse
Mabel Evelyn LAWRENCE 24 January 1933 35 Chesterfield Road
Martha Ann MOORE 24 January 1933 90 Oak Lodge, Donnington Square
William STOKES 24 January 1894
John TAYLOR 24 January 1914 34 3 Buston Terrace, Russell Road,
Emma Jane TITCHENER 24 January 1951 89 75 Charles Street, Newbury
Jacob WHEATLAND 24 January 1900 56
Robert WHEELER 24 January 1906 52 1 Blue Ball Cottages
George WHERRELL 24 January 1872 21

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