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
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 19:30 - 22:00 St. Francis de Sales Church Hall, Warren Lane, Newbury, RG14 6NH
Thursday, October 31, 2019 18:30 - 19:30 Newtown Road Cemetery Chapel
Saturday, November 9, 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Newtown Road Cemetery

News updates

Fungi in the Cemetery
Some things flourish in the wet weather.

Summer Activity in the Cemetery
An Overview

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)
William Harper BEBBINGTON 17 October 1904 58 Cold Ash
Thomas COCKAYNE 17 October 1868 89
William James GALLOP 17 October 1933 61 107 Rice Lane, Walton
Mary GOUGH 17 October 1881 44
William George HAYTON 17 October 1905 70 Gloucester Road
Henry James MARSHALL 17 October 1939 77 27 Porchester Road
Kate Theresa SAMUELS 17 October 1930 58 14 Railway Road
Mary Ann TAYLOR 17 October 1871 1 month
Matilda Ann VINCE 17 October 1917 79 Queens Road
Edward William WHITE 17 October 1922 67 93 Queen's Road

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