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
Friday, June 26, 2020 18:00 - 22:00 Newtown Road Cemetery
Saturday, June 27, 2020 10:00 - 12:00 NRC Chapel
Due to concerns about the Coronavirus pandemic and in line with government advice, we are having to cancel a number of events.
So far, the following events have been cancelled:
  • Primrose Day (The spring open day)
  • Nature walks and talks in the chapel
  • Open Studios has been cancelled by the organisers.
  • Newbury VE Day Event has cancelled by the town council

Other events for later in the year are still scheduled, but could be subject to cancellation in accordance with government advice.
In the meantime, please stay safe.
Please try to help your neighbours through this difficult time if it is safe for you (and them) to do so.

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)
Maria ABSOLOM 07 April 1910 80 Highlands,Blenheim Road
Sidney James ALFORD 07 April 1875 9 months
Blanche Emily ATTEWELL 07 April 1873 4 months
Agnes BIRKS 07 April 1959 75 21 Priory Road, Newbury
Edith Sarah BOLTON 07 April 1941 55 Station Road
Charity Jane CARTER 07 April 1934 58 169 Andover Road
Daniel CONNELL 07 April 1900 79
Henry Charles COUNT 07 April 1924 69 Roseby, Porchester Road
Rose Emma DOLTON 07 April 1922 67 2 Bathwick Terrace
Albertina FISHER 07 April 1909 48 Union Workhouse
Robert GALE 07 April 1873 70
Alexander Alfred HAMMOND 07 April 1900 25 Hospital
Charles HAZELL 07 April 1884 50
Arthur Moss HEDGE 07 April 1942 87 41 Barkham Road
Annie HIGGS 07 April 1920 76 99 Newtown Road
William Frank N KEET 07 April 1915 1 Month Delmont Villa, Andover Road,
Arthur Webb NEATE 07 April 1928 79 8 St. Mary's Hill
John Travis STEPHENS 07 April 1874 18 months
Martha THATCHER 07 April 1922 82 99 Newtown Road
Hannah THOMAS 07 April 1879 71
Mary Anne WARD 07 April 1920 81 York Road
Agnes Minnie WHITER 07 April 1880 13
Joseph Gregory WRIGHT 07 April 1906 27 Days 3 Malthouse Cottages, Kings Road,

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