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
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 19:30 - 21:30 St Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Warren Lodge, Warren Road, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 6NH

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  COLLINS 21 January 1948 77 180 Andover Road
Ann COOK 21 January 1878 69
Rose DEACON 21 January 1914 53 Wash Common,
Eleanor Sarah DOBSON 21 January 1944 78 6 Salcombe road
Susannah DRINKWATER 21 January 1871 41
Charles EVANS 21 January 1905 80 7 Church Almshouses, Newtown Road,
James FAITHFUL 21 January 1922 79 Argyle Road
Henry GREEN 21 January 1880 33
Stephen KNIGHT 21 January 1908 74 Holland House
James LOWE 21 January 1881 74
Sarah Ann LYNCH 21 January 1939 83 28 Andover Road
Mary Ann NORTH 21 January 1878 81
Watts Henry PEARCE 21 January 1901 4 months
Arthur SEYMOUR 21 January 1919 77 Newbury Infirmary
Arthur TILEY 21 January 1948 67 19 Remembrance Road
Sydney Brice UZZELL 21 January 1903 6 months 5 Cromwell Place
Maria WASLEY 21 January 1882 50
Sarah WILLIS 21 January 1878 66

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