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, June 29, 2024 10:30 - 12:00 Newtown Road Cemetery Chapel
Tuesday, October 1, 2024 19:30 - 21:30 St Francis de Sale, Wash Common

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)
Hannah ATKINS 23 June 1874 79
Ellen BOYER 23 June 1921 83 6 St. Mary's Place, London Road
Frank CHIVERS 23 June 1873 7
Edwin George FROST 23 June 1883 23
Samuel John HASSELL 23 June 1906 67 40 Bartholomew Street,
Sarah ILSBURY 23 June 1880 75
Maria LACY 23 June 1914 80 Workhouse Infirmary,
Rhoda MASKYLE 23 June 1913 36 2 Brookside Cottage, Northbrook Street,
Frederick PENN 23 June 1937 80 Clifton, 9 Priory Road
Robert POVEY 23 June 1905 78 Union Workhouse
Cecil Francis QUARTERMAN 23 June 1920 26 8 Bartholomew Terrace, Pound Street
Sarah REEVES 23 June 1869 3
Emma ROBINSON 23 June 1930 68 54 Craven Road
Walter SCOTT 23 June 1923 66 8 Green Lane
Minnie Evens SLADE 23 June 1944 59 64 Enbourne Road

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