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.


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)
Hannah CHURCH 01 December 1876 74
Elizabeth Hannah COOPER 01 December 1911 68 5 Craven Road,
Agnes Bessie COVENTRY 01 December 1882 9 months
Emmeline House GRISTWOOD 01 December 1947 81 49 Bruce Road NW 10
Jane HAYDON 01 December 1930 89 52 Bartholomew Street
Frank HILL 01 December 1934 71 Railway Hotel
Alice KIMBER 01 December 1943 88 67 Berkeley Road
Edward KNAPP 01 December 1939 77 8 Blenheim RFoad
Hariet Sophia MCGREGOR 01 December 1906 47 5 Rose Cottages, Railway Road,
Daisy Annie Bessie NEW 01 December 1909 2 District Hospital
Walter PARKER 01 December 1937 71 1 Branksome Cottages, The Folly
Arthur Dudley PERCY 01 December 1902 5 57 Bartholomew Street
Elizabeth Fuller PYKE 01 December 1931 68 18 Adey's Buildings, Stroud Green
James RICHARDS 01 December 1909 67 1 Montague Villas, Gloucester Road,
Joseph Francis ROGERS 01 December 1910 48 Union Infirmary
Catherine Hebburn SNOW 01 December 1908 72 3 Waterloo Place
Reginald Augustus SWINDON 01 December 1883 13 months
Edith Ellen WAKEFORD 01 December 1903 19 56 Cheap Street

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