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 many 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.

 


CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

We are delighted to announce that Newtown Road Cemetery will be open again from Monday 6th July.

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)
Frances ALWAY 26 November 1869 75
Newbury
Mary Ann BURNHAM 26 November 1883 77 Speen
Newbury
Basil Upton EDDIS 26 November 1936 86 St. John's Lodge
Newbury
Thomas GARLANE 26 November 1883 51
Newbury
Emma GOULD 26 November 1907 71 110 Mere Road
Leicester
Elizabeth Caful GRIFFIN 26 November 1913 65 Chelwynd, Highmoor Road,
Caversham.
Martha Ann HUMPHRIES 26 November 1934 70 3 Queen's Road
Newbury
Ann Maria LYNCH 26 November 1868 7 months
Newbury
Dorothy Grace MACGREGOR 26 November 1902 5 3 Victoria Terrace, Jubilee Road,
Newbury
Charlotte MUNDAY 26 November 1928 84 11 Blenheim Road
Newbury
Albert Stanfield PARSONS 26 November 1901 36 5 Park Terrace
Newbury
Ellen PHILLIPS 26 November 1946 85 42 York Road
Newbury
John ROFFLEY 26 November 1870 34
Newbury
Martha STOCKER 26 November 1879 45
Thatcham



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