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
Friday, June 21, 2019 18:00 - 21:30 Newtown Road Cemetery
Saturday, November 09, 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Newtown Road Cemetery

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 James ARCHER 20 April 1915 7 Infirmary,
John BAKER 20 April 1875 77
Kate Victoria BARTHOLOMEW 20 April 1922 53 99 Newtown Road
Robert Colenso CARTER 20 April 1901 12 months
Ellen COVENTRY 20 April 1903 66 Union Workhouse
Sarah Ann DEACON 20 April 1916 88 6 Kimbers Almshouses,
Francis Edward ELLIOTT 20 April 1929 53 35 St. John's Road
William ELTON 20 April 1871 77
Fanny Elizabeth HAGUE 20 April 1939 84 40 Buckingham Place
Louise Isabel PHILLIPS 20 April 1966 82 Newark Hospital
Jemima Jane REYNOLDS 20 April 1933 78 35 Spencer Road
Wealdstone, Middlesex
Charles Frederick SMITH 20 April 1905 17 days Greenham Mills
James STAPLES 20 April 1874 85
Charles Joseph TALLYN 20 April 1910 32 10 Craven Street
Caroline TOWNSEND 20 April 1903 79 Union Workhouse
Henry John WHITING 20 April 1915 76 Kennet Road,

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