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
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 19:30 - 21:30 St Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Warren Lodge, Warren Road, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 6NH

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 BELLINGER 23 January 1917 67 3 East View Cottages, Livingstone Road,
Mary BEW 23 January 1903 92 London Road
Grace Elizabeth  BRIDGEMAN 23 January 1874 20 months
Mary CHANDLER 23 January 1871 66
Gertrude Maud CLARK 23 January 1926 63 214 Newtown Road
Henry COLLINS 23 January 1874 41
Mary DAVIS 23 January 1869 46
William DAVISON 23 January 1900 85
Jane GODDARD 23 January 1918 87 54 Cheap Street
Sarah GRIFFIN 23 January 1882 78
Ruth HAWKINS 23 January 1920 77 99 Newtown Road
Kate Louisa HIGGS 23 January 1878 18 Months
Annie Maria HILL 23 January 1877 4
Ann KEENS 23 January 1878 78
Frederick MORRIS 23 January 1903 61 2 Bedford Place
Oswald NORTHWAY 23 January 1903 89 St Mary's Court, Cheap Street
Ann RICHMOND 23 January 1934 75 15 Park Terrace
Esther SMITH 23 January 1929 93 214 Newtown Road
Prudence SOPER 23 January 1906 82 109 Bartholomew Street
Sarah STILLMAN 23 January 1905 83 Church Cottage
Thomas THATCHER 23 January 1884 41
Louisa TYLER 23 January 1942 89 124 Craven Road
Emma WATSON 23 January 1875 16
Etty WHEELER 23 January 1880 2
John WHITING 23 January 1880 73

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