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
Friday, June 26, 2020 18:00 - 22:00 Newtown Road Cemetery
Saturday, June 27, 2020 10:00 - 12:00 NRC Chapel

Due to concerns about the Coronavirus pandemic and in line with government advice, the cemetery is temporarily closed and we are having to cancel a number of events.
So far, the following events have been cancelled:
  • Primrose Day (The spring open day)
  • Nature walks and talks in the chapel
  • Open Studios has been cancelled by the organisers.
  • Newbury VE Day Event has cancelled by the town council

Other events for later in the year are still scheduled, but could be subject to cancellation in accordance with government advice.
In the meantime, please stay safe.
Please try to help your neighbours through this difficult time if it is safe for you (and them) to do so.

News updates

VE day event recorded in Newbury Weekly News
The Friends of Newtown Road Cemetery remember the fallen on VE Day.

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)
Alfred Charles ATTWELL 05 June 1916 59 Charles Road,
Henry BURTON 05 June 1884 45
Alfred COOPER 05 June 1907 64 9 Bartholomew Street,
Ada Eleanor Newbury GILBERT 05 June 1942 83 240 London Road
William GREEN 05 June 1913 26 Workhouse,
Mary Ann HART 05 June 1923 70 39 Salcombe Road
Elija KEEN 05 June 1879 70
Frederick William MILLARD 05 June 1909 41 Union Workhiuse
Jack MINALL 05 June 1991 92 77, Andover Rd
Charlotte Ann MONEY 05 June 1876 60
Herbert Edawrd POCOCK 05 June 1900 5 months
Charles SAMUELS 05 June 1901 60 Queens Road
Richard SCRIVEN 05 June 1911 68 Union Workhouse,
Maria TERRY 05 June 1880 13 months
John THRIDGOULD 05 June 1919 64 60 York Road
Alice WILLIS 05 June 1877 3
John  WILLS 05 June 1871 55
James WINTERBOURNE 05 June 1884 76

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