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)
Henry BLUNDY 23 September 1919 78 Newbury Union
Percy John BOLTON 23 September 1903 15 Andover Road
John BURROUGH 23 September 1901 68
Alice CLEEVES 23 September 1904 17 2 Eton Villas, Berkley Road,
Emma Elizabeth DURRANT 23 September 1930 78 1 Kennet Road
William Henry FLINT 23 September 1947 71 9 Donnington Square (from eastbourne)
Charles GILES 23 September 1911 3 Months 2 Bartholomew Street,
John  MARSHALL 23 September 1907 67 6 Albert Road
Emily Maria RICHARDSON 23 September 1930 66 5 Herborough Place
William John RICHARDSON 23 September 1938 72 66 York Road
William Charles SAWYER 23 September 1907 33 Waterloo Place
Mary SMITH 23 September 1878 55
Edith Annie SWINDON 23 September 1880 3 months
Thomas TIBBLE 23 September 1881 50
Charles Thomas WILLES 23 September 1918 56 153 Bartholomew Street
James  WOOD 23 September 1876 75
Albert John WOODLEY 23 September 1903 4 Old Newtown Road

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