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 13, 2021 10:30 - 18:00 Newtown Road Cemetery

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

As far as we are aware the cemetery will remain open during the current crisis but care to protect yourself and others must be adhered to.

Opening times are currently restricted to between 10am and 3pm.

Rules for Visitors

  • Make sure you have hand sanitiser with you before entering this area.
  • Clean the gates & touch points before & after use.
  • Use the one way in and out system at all times.
  • Move clockwise around the area - do not cross others.
  • Encourage everyone to wash their hands with hand sanitiser regularly and before and after your visit.
  • There is no running water in this area, wash your hands when you get home.
  • Do not bring dogs, except Guide Dogs, into the area.
  • You MUST maintain social distancing from others unless they are from the same household – maintain at least 2m where possible.
  • If you are wearing disposable masks or gloves, please take it home with you or use the bins provided – DO NOT LITTER.
  • Do not enter if you, or any member of your household has coronavirus symptoms, or are self-isolating.

Click here for a poster that contains full details and contact details for Newbury Town Council, should you have any questions or need to report anything you see.


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)
Amelia ADAMS 20 October 1903 74
Greenham
Annie ADAMS 20 October 1882 47
Stroud Green
Emma BAYLIS 20 October 1868 4 days
Newbury
Beatrice Bessie BLACKFORD 20 October 1903 15 Croft Cottages, Northcroft Lane
Newbury
Hannah BRIDGEMAN 20 October 1873 18
Newbury
Mary CHALLIS 20 October 1879 81
Newbury
Henry L  COOPER 20 October 1877 9
Greenham
Leslie Frederick COX 20 October 1920 21 Avon Cottages, King's Road
Newbury
William DIBLEY 20 October 1900 78
Newbury
Alfred John GIBBS 20 October 1882 7 months
Newbury
Herbert Edward HUMPHRIES 20 October 1936 34 68 St. George's Avenue
Newbury
John JACKSON 20 October 1868 19
Newbury
Walter MONEY 20 October 1926 90 35 St. John's Road
Newbury
John MOREN 20 October 1916 75 3 Winchcombe Road,
Newbury.
Susannah PEMBERTON 20 October 1911 72 Enborne Road,
Newbury.
Elizabeth PINCHIN 20 October 1934 69 5 Enbourne Road
Newbury
Alfred SMITH 20 October 1903 The Vine, Bartholomew Street
Newbury



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