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.



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)
Harriet ATKINS 08 March 1883 1
Henry Thomas BAILEY 08 March 1878 2
Elizabeth Jane BARNES 08 March 1870 16
Rachel BRINDLEY 08 March 1921 81 Derby Road
Bessie CHIVERS 08 March 1957 79 63 Cheap Street, Newbury
Walter CHURCH 08 March 1919 64 Homeside', Newtown Road
Edward Douglas COOKE 08 March 1905 19 months 20 Northbrook Street
George  CROOK 08 March 1912 65 Westfield Gate,
Richard DAY 08 March 1901 4 months
Edward John DEVERELL 08 March 1869 8 months
Martha Jemima DYSON 08 March 1950 86 Newtown Road
Lawrence GATES 08 March 1873 88
Mary Ann GODDARD 08 March 1930 69 214 Newtown Road
Mabel HEAD 08 March 1951 69 38 Sparrow Hill, Coleford, Glos
Jane Harrold HOSKIN 08 March 1871 72
Ellen  HUGHES 08 March 1884 19 months
Mary Jane HUMPHRIES 08 March 1933 70 3 Queen's Road
Mary Ann LANGTON 08 March 1905 79 18 Cheap Street
Ellen MAY 08 March 1940 79 82 Newtown Road
James Joseph Godwin MILLS 08 March 1928 86 13 Argyle Road
Richard MORTON 08 March 1922 73 1 Kimber's Almshouses
William PEARCE 08 March 1916 3 1 Derby Road,
Thomas John PRESTON 08 March 1946 60 344 Oxford Road
Emily RAWLINGS 08 March 1951 86 6 Upper Raymonds Almshouses, Newbury
Rinati RIDOUT 08 March 1873 24
Wilhelmina ROBINSON 08 March 1944 78 49 Essex street
Michael SEYMOUR 08 March 1900 81
William SMITH 08 March 1913 58 Mill Lane,
Thomas Henry TANNER 08 March 1922 43 26 Connaught Road
Mary Jane WAITE 08 March 1929 70 73 Leyland Road
Edward WELLS 08 March 1927 79 2 Belvedere Drive

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