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
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)
Annie ABRAHAM 24 July 1930 73 12 Stanley Road
Elizabeth BOSLEY 24 July 1874 70
Charles BOYCE 24 July 1909 69 103 Bartholomew Street
Caroline CHAUDLE 24 July 1906 36 2 Northcroft Terrace
Harriet GEORGE 24 July 1915 74 Workhouse Infirmary,
Harriet Elizabeth HARDING 24 July 1912 71 Queens Road,
Albert JESSETT 24 July 1913 63 Workhouse Infirmary,
Sidney Heath MEAD 24 July 1911 18 Months District Hospital
Philip Henry MORTIMER 24 July 1913 72 Winton House, Newtown Road,
Thomas Emanuel NEWPORT 24 July 1911 4 19 Conought Road
George REID 24 July 1909 84 2 King John's Almshouses
Lucy Eliza TAYLOR 24 July 1933 72 5 Livingstone Road
Rose Geater TITCOMBE 24 July 1947 83 Wordleigh Oatlands Road
Walter Henry WHEELER 24 July 1914 26 6 Roseberry Terrace,
Sarah Jemina WOOD 24 July 1884 72

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