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
Thursday, November 30, 2017 10:00 - 12:00 St Nicholas Church Hall

News updates

Book reading in the Chapel
First time ever but is it the last?

Unable to screen 'One Million Dubliners'

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)
Joseph BOSLEY 22 November 1918 61 8 Prince's Place
Emma BOWLER 22 November 1872 21
John BRIGHT 22 November 1882 74
John BUCHANAN 22 November 1934 79 6 Porchester Road
Albert Ernest CROSSWELL 22 November 1876 5
Sarah ELLIOTT 22 November 1880 88
Florence Mabel FINCH 22 November 1952 59 28 Andover Road, Newbury
Hannah FROOME 22 November 1927 75 27 Argyle Road
Charlotte GARDENER 22 November 1919 90 Newbury Infirmary
Rachel GARRETT 22 November 1915 77 Brierwood,
Wash Common.
Charles GEATER 22 November 1899 77
Hannah GILBILL 22 November 1873 74
Eliza HUNT 22 November 1916 86 Workhouse Infirmary,
Sidney Frank JEFFERY 22 November 1929 31 33 Berkeley Road
Thomas JOYCE 22 November 1927 89 Shepherd's House
George LANGTON 22 November 1899 82
John MARTIN 22 November 1905 72 2 Hillmans Cottages
Stroud Green
Julia Caroline MASON 22 November 1938 86 13 Charles Street
Hannah PATEY 22 November 1915 49 107 Gloucester Road,
Elizabeth PAYNE 22 November 1916 80 Brooklyn, Ham Bridge Road, Greenham,
Rebe Violet POCOCK 22 November 1909 4 Months 8 Diamond Cottages, West Street,
John PUNTER 22 November 1902 69 York Road
William WEAVER 22 November 1917 60 Hungerford Lane
Martha WHEELER 22 November 1878 76
Walter WHISTLER 22 November 1912 64 Argyle Road,
James WOODWARD 22 November 1879 64

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