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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.

News updates

Cemetery evening buzzes
Record numbers for opening

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)
Elizer BATTEN 01 October 1880 73
Thomas BLACKWELL 01 October 1884 61
Kate BRAIN 01 October 1928 56 1 Highfield Avenue
Robert CHALK 01 October 1873 38
Ellen Maria COX 01 October 1875 3
John CREMILL 01 October 1878 39
Linda FISHER 01 October 1929 13 214 Newtown Road
Alfred GILES 01 October 1929 62 6 Falkland Road
Ann HALL 01 October 1870 64
Elizabeth HEAD 01 October 1877 52
Emily HOLDER 01 October 1884 42
James Porteus JACKSON 01 October 1906 89 Genesta, West Hill Road,
Ellen JENKINS 01 October 1937 86 16 Newtown Road
Rosa KING 01 October 1884 18 months
James LEWIS 01 October 1878 69
Helen Elizabeth MATHEWS 01 October 1875 5
Sophia MATHEWS 01 October 1869 46
William NEWTON 01 October 1872 1 month
Joseph PALMER 01 October 1875 75
Alice Mary PANCHAUD 01 October 1935 70 7 York Road
Mark PARSONS 01 October 1919 80 Kew Villa
Maria Ann PULFREMAN 01 October 1910 84 Market Place
Elizabeth RICHARDS 01 October 1926 75 214 Newtown Road
George SMITH 01 October 1872 72
Maud Graham VINCENT 01 October 1918 48 58 Bartholomew Street
Fanny WOODLEY 01 October 1951 82 119 Craven Road, Newbury
George WOODWARD 01 October 1902 59 Wakefield Buildings

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