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.


News updates

Remembrance Opening
“Their name liveth for evermore”

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)
Amy CAMBRIDGE 09 December 1929 46 35 Cheap Street
Newbury
Mary CANNING 09 December 1868 52
Newbury
Daniel COLLINS 09 December 1880 73
Speen
William COPLESTONE 09 December 1872 72
Newbury
Miriam CROCKER 09 December 1909 76 Infirmary
Newbury
Thomas CRUSE 09 December 1874 66
Newbury
Elizabeth Caroline DRAKE 09 December 1930 66 214 Newtown Road
Newbury
Henry ELLOITT 09 December 1874 6
Newbury
Alfred Joseph GLOVER 09 December 1882 34
Newbury
Fanny Ella GREET 09 December 1919 67 Crown Place, Northbrook Street
Newbury
Mary Ann HILLMAN 09 December 1905 79 Chesterfield Road
Newbury
Adam John KEEL 09 December 1913 27 District Hospital,
Newbury.
Sarah Ann MYERS 09 December 1918 94 5 Raymond's Almshouses
Newbury
Sarah Ann PENFORD 09 December 1873 15
Newbury
George PERRIS 09 December 1908 75 Pembroke Road.
Newbury
Angus POWERS 09 December 1915 67 Marsh Road,
Newbury.
Ada frances PRESTON 09 December 1942 55 24, Little Johns Lane
Reading
Hector James SLOROME 09 December 1910 2 Months 5 Diamond Cottages, West Street,
Newbury
Lewis Bertram SMITH 09 December 1905 18 Months 3 Ashley Villa's, Stanley Road
Elizabeth Ann THINK 09 December 1879 20
Newbury
Arthur William TITCOMB 09 December 1920 4 Kingsbridge Road
Newbury
Edward Robert WESTACOTT 09 December 1882 24
Newbury



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