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
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

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)
Thomas ALLAN 17 September 1869 6
Sarah BECKLEMAN 17 September 1870 93
John Edward BOLTON 17 September 1943 80 20 Andover Road
George FORD 17 September 1942 83 42 Newtown road
James FRANKUM 17 September 1883 2 days
Alice HILL 17 September 1880 2
Charlotte HILLIER 17 September 1932 73 Bear Cottage, Market Place
Richard Henry JARVIS 17 September 1921 67 93 Bartholomew Street
Mary MASON 17 September 1881 59
Mary Elizabeth NORRIS 17 September 1883 9 months
Hannah SMITH 17 September 1902 43 13 Market Street
Frances Annie STRADLING 17 September 1942 77 Lennell Hill, Lucas road
High Wycombe
Maria TEAL 17 September 1903 59 Gosport Villa, Kings Road,
Hannah TURON 17 September 1869 42
Charles Tom WEBB 17 September 1926 66 Greenham Road House
Elizabeth WITHERALL 17 September 1909 58 7 Princes Place
Elizabeth WOODROW 17 September 1917 77 Newbury Infirmary

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