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.

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A Halloween Cellebration

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)
Charlotte ATKINS 06 December 1917 40 Newbury Infirmary
Josephine Maud BALL 06 December 1900 21
Linda Mary  BANCE 06 December 1873 30
Charles BATT 06 December 1870 61
Sarah Ann COOPER 06 December 1905 44 Lisle Court
George Samuel DYSON 06 December 1952 47 68 Newtown Road, Newbury
Ernest William GODDARD 06 December 1924 56 Chesterfield Road
Rosa HALL 06 December 1918 79 3 Bartholonew Terrace, Pouns Street
Charles Milton LOVELL 06 December 1918 30 4 Derby Cottages, King's Road
Sarah  NAILOR 06 December 1909 86 Union Workhouse
Ann NORTHWAY 06 December 1882 71
Eliza Ann PIPER 06 December 1923 80 7 Trafalgar Place
Alice PYKE 06 December 1875 18 months
Emma ROLFE 06 December 1938 79 6 York Road
Alice TAYLOR 06 December 1881 2
Thomas TURNER 06 December 1916 75 7 York Road,
James WALDRON 06 December 1906 85 Cheap Street
Henry WETLAND 06 December 1872 77
William Nathaniel WHILEY 06 December 1946 81 "St Leonards" Speen

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