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
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 18:00 - 21:00 Newtown Road Cemetery
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

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)
Ann AYRES 19 June 1920 69 1 St. Mary's Almshouses
Newbury
Eliza Ann BULL 19 June 1920 80 1 Wharf Road
Newbury
Kate CHALLIS 19 June 1922 67 29 Weymouth Road
Frome
Harriett CROOK 19 June 1917 63 Park Street
Newbury
William Leonard HOLLOWAY 19 June 1913 16 Livingstones Villas, Queens Road,
Newbury.
Sarah Ann HUMPHRIES 19 June 1928 91 Hambridge
Thatcham
Silas KEMPSTER 19 June 1913 69
Newbury
Mary KING 19 June 1928 74 31 Russell Road
Newbury
George MASON 19 June 1930 79 13 Charles Street
Newbury
Sarah POWERS 19 June 1869 84
Newtown
Fanny REEVES 19 June 1872 35
Speenhamland
Thomas ROGERS 19 June 1948 65 78 Greenham Road
Newbury
Benjamin SALT 19 June 1877 82
Newbury
Eva Annie STEVENS 19 June 1900 7 months
Newbury
Mary TOMKINS 19 June 1872 77
Newbury



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