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

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"There’s gold in them thar hills”

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)
Elizabeth ABEL 21 September 1873 84
Louisa ADEY 21 September 1931 86 32 Craven Road
Herbert APPLEGATE 21 September 1874 11 months
Mary Beatrice BEST 21 September 1938 78 1 Highfield Avenue
Sarah CHURCH 21 September 1871 60
Kate COX 21 September 1953 82 Bartlemy Close, Newbury
John Henry GOSLING 21 September 1909 72 Union Infirmary
Francis Alderwick HARDING 21 September 1883 15
Emma HARRIS 21 September 1915 67 4 Charles Place, Kings Road,
John JUSTICE 21 September 1874 78
Albert Ernest KNIGHT 21 September 1908 13 Isolation Hospital
Elizabeth Emma LAKE 21 September 1905 20 1 Park Terrace, The Marsh,
Walter MURKIN 21 September 1929 65 Royal Berkshire Hospital
Sarah Ann OSBORNE 21 September 1912 73 Winchcombe Place,
William Frank POCOCK 21 September 1909 4 Months Bridge Cottages, Speenhamland,
Walter QUARTERMAN 21 September 1870 6 months
Mary Jane TAYLOR 21 September 1910 37 District Hospital
William WHERRELL 21 September 1923 73 Mayor's Arms, Kings Road
Thomas WOODLEY 21 September 1911 9 Northcroft Lane,

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