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
Sunday, April 19, 2020 10:00 - 15:00 Newtown Road Cemetery
Friday, June 26, 2020 18:00 - 22:00 Newtown Road Cemetery

News updates

150 year old cedar loses branch

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)
Charles Henry ANDREWS 26 February 1947 82 Pound Street
Eliza APPLETON 26 February 1870 60
Eliza ARNOLD 26 February 1909 65 Union Workhouse
Leah BOTLEY 26 February 1913 64 Jubilee Road,
Clara BOYER 26 February 1877 63
William BRAIN 26 February 1929 74 1 Highfield Avenue
William Harold Thomas BRAZIER 26 February 1958 35 44 Hill Close, Newbury
Sarah BUSBY 26 February 1928 75 81 Russell Road
Annie Maria COOPER 26 February 1873 79
Frances Ann GIRLING 26 February 1876 18
Isaac GRACE 26 February 1880 75
James HAIG 26 February 1883 66
Ernest Edmund HILL 26 February 1918 54 Priory Road
Jane HILL 26 February 1937 74 1 Kimber's Almhouses
Ada Elizabeth HYDE 26 February 1910 27 Warfe Road
James Edward LANDCASTLE 26 February 1924 75 Queens Road
William LANGTON 26 February 1873 82
John NEVILLE 26 February 1919 79 Gloucester Road
Joseph SELLICKS 26 February 1917 75 50 Craven Road,
Lydia SIMS 26 February 1873 62
Reginald Henry SNOW 26 February 1870 12
Thomas STONE 26 February 1870 73
Frances THORN 26 February 1926 83 9 Dorothy Street
Agnes May TILLETT 26 February 1903 9 months Wharf Road
Henry TOMBS 26 February 1870 2 months
Eliza WILLIAMS 26 February 1902 48 Mayors Lane
John Henry WILLIAMS 26 February 1902 60 The Warfe
Louise WOOTTON 26 February 1902 71 Craven Street
John WRISTBRIDGE 26 February 1872 70
Woods Green

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