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.

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)
Bertha Louise ANDREW 14 November 1942 67 Emergency hospital
Elizabeth BENSON 14 November 1941 75 7 Rockingham Road
Elizabeth BIRD 14 November 1868 76
Edward DAVIS 14 November 1917 83 Newbury Infirmary
Frank  DOBSON 14 November 1878 14 months
Walter William FOSTER 14 November 1963 82 1, Jubilee Road
Priscilla FRANKHAM 14 November 1905 9 Months Derby Road
Frederick James Christopher GORE 14 November 1905 9 District Hospital
Tabitia Ann GREEN 14 November 1914 61 Hungte, Pyle Hill,
Francis HARRISON 14 November 1872 62
Thomas Dodson HILL 14 November 1870 73
Walter Brice HOPSON 14 November 1868 11 months
Alfred HUMPHRIES 14 November 1936 56 Ruria, London Road
Mary HUSSEY 14 November 1879 75
David LANSLEY 14 November 1879 5
Mary Elizabeth Freeman LUCAS 14 November 1910 62 Litten House
Ellen PARR 14 November 1923 68 109 Bartholomew Street
Alice PLUMB 14 November 1907 87 4 Upper Raymond Almshouses
Elizabeth PRESTON 14 November 1899 68
Percy RICHARDSON 14 November 1918 26 Stanford Road Military Hospital
Henry SMITH 14 November 1877 50
Martha STROUD 14 November 1903 45 6 Rosebery Cottages
Wash Common
John Henry WILLIAMS 14 November 1870 1

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