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
Friday, June 21, 2019 18:00 - 21:30 Newtown Road Cemetery
Saturday, November 09, 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Newtown Road Cemetery

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)
Frances Louise BARNES 18 April 1908 13 Months Mayors Lane
Dorcas GALE 18 April 1906 71 Pembroke Road
Frederick George HAMBLIN 18 April 1870 4 months
Francis Thomas HILL 18 April 1934 48 39 West Street
Robert HILLIER 18 April 1932 58 15 Bridge Street
William KEATS 18 April 1879 35
Fanny MILES 18 April 1916 76 Workhouse Infirmary,
William MUNDAY 18 April 1908 72 8 Berkley Road
Elizabeth Sophia NEWPORT 18 April 1910 73 Union Infirmary
Harold Charles PRATT 18 April 1874 1
William  ROBINSON 18 April 1935 79 154 London Road
Mabel SIMS 18 April 1872 82
Charles TULL 18 April 1901 57
Elizabeth WARN 18 April 1925 78 Laurel Cottage, Stroud Green
Caroline YOUNG 18 April 1905 57 Clare Place

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