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)
Rupert John ADEY 22 October 1932 78 Craven Road
Newbury
George BASSETT 22 October 1923 68 13 Trafalgar Place
Newbury
John McNay BELL 22 October 1934 81 Cheap Street
Newbury
Joseph BULPIT 22 October 1879 79
Newbury
Stephen COX 22 October 1918 75 3 Cromwell Place, Northbrook Street
Newbury
Elizabeth DEACON 22 October 1909 48 6 Kimlies Armshouses
Newbury
Alice Maria DOWLING 22 October 1926 74 44 Marmion Road
Southsea
Charles GIBBS 22 October 1932 79 3 Upper Raymond's Almshouses
Newbury
Rachel HARDING 22 October 1877 42
Thatcham
Henry LAMB 22 October 1869 11months
Newbury
Alice Mary LANGFORD 22 October 1917 60 Shefford House, Northbrook Street
Newbury
John MILLER 22 October 1900 2
Newbury
Ann PARSONS 22 October 1900 84
Newbury
Alice Grobety SAINSBURY 22 October 1873 3 months
Newbury
George SAVAGE 22 October 1934 63 The Flat, Lymington Road
Highfield, Hants
Emily SEWARD 22 October 1921 74 1 Upper Raymond's Almshouses
Newbury
Sarah Ann THORNGATE 22 October 1936 77 214 Newtown Road
Newbury
John Charles TUCKER 22 October 1927 61 15 Pound Street
Newbury
Eliza WATKINS 22 October 1902 77 Church Almshouses
Newbury



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