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
Thursday, January 9, 2020 14:00 - 16:30 30 Priory Road

News updates

Fungi in the Cemetery
Some things flourish in the wet weather.

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)
Frederick Bernard BONNEY 15 November 1938 21 The Sanatorium
Jonathan BROOKS 15 November 1906 69 Bartholomew Street
Harriett COPPLESTONE 15 November 1869 75
Joseph ELLIOTT 15 November 1909 83 3 King John's Almshouses
Thomas FEW 15 November 1879 44
Elizabeth Ann GALLOWAY 15 November 1928 61 Pound Street
James GEE 15 November 1869 52
John GOLDING 15 November 1879 48
Edward Russell GUDGEN 15 November 1922 43 Market Place
James George HANN 15 November 1922 19 Bartholomew Street
Winifred Beatrice HILL 15 November 1930 39 15 Jubillee Road
Cyril Norman HONEYCHURCH 15 November 1883 4 Kingsdown Road
Henry HUGHES 15 November 1869 62
Fanny JACOB 15 November 1872 52
Elizabeth Ann KEEP 15 November 1951 89 28 Craven Road, Newbury
Gertrude Ray KEEVIL 15 November 1879 1
Hilda Elsie KING 15 November 1916 25 Rose Cottage,
Robert Victor KIRBY 15 November 1910 15 Days Workhouse Infirmary
Charlie LEMON 15 November 1882 5 months
Sarah Reece LEWIS 15 November 1922 71 99 Newtown Road
Edgar Willian MORRIS 15 November 1869 3
Elizabeth Emma RANDALL 15 November 1879 5 months
Mary Jane SEWARD 15 November 1937 84 37 St Michaels Road
Ellen SMITH 15 November 1869 24
Donald James SNEATH 15 November 1937 58 "Mardon" Enborne Road
Frederick TILLETT 15 November 1911 51 3 Wharf Road,
Sarah WENTWORTH 15 November 1947 87 12 Gloucester Road
Ernest Albert WHEELER 15 November 1909 33 Winchcoombe Road
John WHERRALL 15 November 1878 54
Herbert James WILLIAMS 15 November 1882 2
James WREN 15 November 1876 53

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