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.


CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

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)
Charlotte ATKINS 06 December 1917 40 Newbury Infirmary
Newbury
Josephine Maud BALL 06 December 1900 21
Newbury
Linda Mary  BANCE 06 December 1873 30
Newbury
Charles BATT 06 December 1870 61
Newbury
Sarah Ann COOPER 06 December 1905 44 Lisle Court
Newbury
George Samuel DYSON 06 December 1952 47 68 Newtown Road, Newbury
Ernest William GODDARD 06 December 1924 56 Chesterfield Road
Newbury
Rosa HALL 06 December 1918 79 3 Bartholonew Terrace, Pouns Street
Newbury
Charles Milton LOVELL 06 December 1918 30 4 Derby Cottages, King's Road
Newbury
Sarah  NAILOR 06 December 1909 86 Union Workhouse
Newbury
Ann NORTHWAY 06 December 1882 71
Newbury
Eliza Ann PIPER 06 December 1923 80 7 Trafalgar Place
Newbury
Alice PYKE 06 December 1875 18 months
Newbury
Emma ROLFE 06 December 1938 79 6 York Road
Newbury
Alice TAYLOR 06 December 1881 2
Newbury
Thomas TURNER 06 December 1916 75 7 York Road,
Newbury.
James WALDRON 06 December 1906 85 Cheap Street
Newbury
Henry WETLAND 06 December 1872 77
Newbury
William Nathaniel WHILEY 06 December 1946 81 "St Leonards" Speen
Newbury



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