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
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 19:30 St Francis de Sale Church Hall
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 19:30 Newtown Road Cemetery Chapel
Saturday, November 10, 2018 19:30 - 22:00 Newtown Road Cemetery Chapel
Saturday, November 10, 2108 10:00 - 16:00 Newtown Road Cemetery Chapel

News updates

What a difference a week makes
Habitat management at Newtown Road Cemetery

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)
Sarah ann BAILEY 21 July 1942 86 81 Queens Road
Newbury
Charles BROOKS 21 July 1927 89 214 Newtown Road
Newbury
Ann CLARK 21 July 1879 78
Newbury
John GARRETT 21 July 1875 30
Newbury
George JARVIS 21 July 1917 35 Newbury Infirmary
Newbury
Edmund NEW 21 July 1914 60 85 Gloucester Road,
Newbury
Kesia OLIVER 21 July 1871 59
Newbury
Dora Helen Mary PAINE 21 July 1960 61 44 Howard Road, Newbury
Martha PARKER 21 July 1915 88 Vine Cottage, Greenham Road,
Newbury.
Charles PIKE 21 July 1900 75
Newbury
Alice RICHARDS 21 July 1876 9 weeks
Newbury
Joseph SMITH 21 July 1908 73 3 Denbigh Villas, Boundary Road,
Newbury
Joseph WOOFF 21 July 1902 76 Workhouse
Newbury



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