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 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)
Robert ADAMS 20 July 1872 64
Wilfred BARRETT 20 July 1901 19 days Union Workhouse
Frederick Thomas BEISLEY 20 July 1925 60 14 Gloucester Road
Annie BUTLER 20 July 1949 90 Hornbeam Cottage Burys Bank
(Stillborn) COLLINS 20 July 1936 0
Rosina GIRDLER 20 July 1874 17 months
Edward Philip Henry GORE 20 July 1927 2 58 Bartholomew Street
Edward James GOUGH 20 July 1923 61 99 Newtown Road
Mary HALL 20 July 1909 71 Pembroke Road
Martha HARRIS 20 July 1881 80
Mary KILMASTER 20 July 1917 87 Newbury Infirmary
Sarah LYNCH 20 July 1909 76 Union Workhouse
Henry MATHEWS 20 July 1877 38
Ann Sophia MITCHELL 20 July 1920 72 Dunmottar, Andover Road
William SHEPPERD 20 July 1918 20 Newbury Infirmary
George Ernest SLATER 20 July 1942 74 22 Queens Road
Sarah Jane SMITH 20 July 1966 90 82 Kings Road
Thomas STILLMAN 20 July 1874 65 Barth Street
Caroline VIZARD 20 July 1925 92 13 Oxford Street
William Alfred WELLS 20 July 1936 76 20 Jubilee Road
James WRIGHT 20 July 1880 89

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