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 19, 2024 16:00 - 21:00 Newtown Road Cemetery
Saturday, June 29, 2024 10:30 - 12:00 Newtown Road Cemetery Chapel
Tuesday, October 1, 2024 19:30 - 21:30 St Francis de Sale, Wash Common

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)
Eliza Annie ANDREWS 23 April 1959 95 236 London Road, Newbury
Richard BARRETT 23 April 1872 61
Eliza BEALE 23 April 1875 71
Alfred James HILLARD 23 April 1884 1 month
Stanley George HOPSON 23 April 1935 22 55 St. George's Avenue
Sidney George HUMPHRIES 23 April 1880 11 months
John NEW 23 April 1906 75 9 Raymonds Almshouses
Alice Emma PEDDER 23 April 1904 18 months Greenham Mills
William Edward PIKE 23 April 1941 82 214 Newtown Road
Miriam PIPER 23 April 1901 4 The Isolation Hospital
Pascho Hassell POLLARD 23 April 1913 46 Burchikive, Coombe End Hill,
Ellen Agnes Hope  SANDFORD 23 April 1910 3 Days Park House
Wash Common
Richard SHELLEY 23 April 1873 40
Thomas SHEPPERD 23 April 1880 81
Emily STEVENS 23 April 1925 69 Smith's Buildings, The Marsh
Raymond John TUCKER 23 April 1934 5 4 Edward's Cottage, St. John's Road
Arthur Henry Chinork WALLIS 23 April 1879 8 months
Ann WHITING 23 April 1906 85 Hampton Road

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