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
Saturday, January 12, 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Corn Exchange, Newbury

News updates

Beetles and Burial Grounds
Silent Speaker at AGM

World War Words
15 men remembered with poetry and prose

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)
Esther ANDREWS 18 December 1943 83 214 Newtown road
Ethel Mary ARCHER 18 December 1901 2 Months 6 Winchcombe Place
Frederick BRIDGER 18 December 1936 65 1 Edgecombe Villas, Andover Road
Frederick CHIVERS 18 December 1900 73
Amelia CLAYTON 18 December 1877 9 months
Frances DUNK 18 December 1915 46
Mary Ann EATWELL 18 December 1899 76
Walter FABRY 18 December 1934 55 The Bear Hotel
Jane HAINES 18 December 1868 65
Edward HEMMINGS 18 December 1909 26 24 Bartholomew Street
Brian JONES 18 December 1940 23 mths Childrens Hospital
Cold Ash
Bertha Matilda LONG 18 December 1918 53 82 Northbrooke Street
Ivy Hyathinth LUNNON 18 December 1901 7 months 15 Market Place
Harriett MARSHALL 18 December 1901 70 Royal Hospital for Incurables
George SOPER 18 December 1880 58
Charles SWINDON 18 December 1918 68 3 Sarum Cottages, Enbourne Road
Walter Henry TURNER 18 December 1907 11 Months Old Newtown Road
John WHITING 18 December 1899 86
Frederick WILSON 18 December 1926 51 4 London Road

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