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 unertaken 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
Monday, October 23, 2017 19:30 - 21:00 Riverside Community Centre Main Hall
Monday, October 30, 2017 - Friday, November 03, 2017 17:15 - 18:30 Chapel in Newtown Road Cemetery
Saturday, November 11, 2017 10:00 - 15:00 Newtown Road Cemetery
Thursday, November 30, 2017 10:00 - 12:00 St Nicholas Church Hall

News updates

Photography Group visit
Thatcham U3A brave the weather

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)
Albert BELCHER 25 September 1920 74 Andover Road
Frederick BUTCHER 25 September 1880 48
Henry Charles DAY 25 September 1878 3
James HEATH 25 September 1884 56
William  HIBBERD 25 September 1878 73
Charles  KING 25 September 1874 6 months
Jane STANDBRIDGE 25 September 1909 69 6 Ashdown Court
Hannah Elizabeth STEPHENS 25 September 1905 55 Sandleford Lodge
Elizabeth TERRY 25 September 1901 93 9 Raymonds Almshouses

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