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.

In Remembrance
the Five Servicemen who died during
the Second World War in the service of
their country and are buried here
in Commonwealth War Graves.

Corporal Alfred Charles Jessett
Royal Air Force

Sapper Arthur George Crame
Royal Engineers

Sergeant Air Gunner Arthur William Pryke
Royal Air Force

Chief Baker John Alexander Burton
Merchant Navy

2nd Class Naval Airman Stanley Clifford Rawlings
Fleet Air Arm, Royal Navy



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)
Mary Ann BOYER 16 May 1879 68
Esther Emma BUNE 16 May 1941 91 62 Salcombe Road
John CHIVERS 16 May 1870 65
Charles COUNT 16 May 1905 27 Station Road
Kate DEW 16 May 1928 74 156 Craven Road
William EDWARDS 16 May 1906 52 2 Surrey CottagesYork Road
George GREEN 16 May 1881 54
Maria GREEN 16 May 1901 81 Union Workhouse
Walter Clive GREEN 16 May 1914 2 4 St. Nicholas Road,
Frances HASLAM 16 May 1922 79 10 Madeira Place
David HETHER 16 May 1877 27
Ellen Wilmot JONES 16 May 1924 70 Park House, Park Road, Alverstoke
James Carter JONES 16 May 1907 77 2 Lypiatt, Berkley Road
Henry LEADER 16 May 1884 60 Lanes Lodging House
Willian Johan  MAJOR 16 May 1879 32
Hannah MARSHALL 16 May 1922 80 3 St. Mary's Almshouses
Henry ROGERS 16 May 1917 81 Hillsboro', Essex Street
Elizabeth SIMMS 16 May 1873 37
Charles SMITH 16 May 1872 83
Mary Ann TAYLOR 16 May 1913 84 Montague Terrace,
George Henry James TITCHMARSH 16 May 1883 9

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