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
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 19:30 St Francis de Sale Church Hall
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 19:30 Newtown Road Cemetery Chapel
Saturday, November 10, 2018 19:30 - 22:00 Newtown Road Cemetery Chapel
Saturday, November 10, 2108 10:00 - 16:00 Newtown Road Cemetery Chapel

News updates

What a difference a week makes
Habitat management at 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)
Jane COOPER 17 July 1874 45
Newbury
James Henry FABRY 17 July 1986 83 Durran House Nursing Home, Woodley Lane
Romsey
Charlotte Sarah HARBOUR 17 July 1929 76 78 Bartholomew Street
Newbury
Anne  JAMES 17 July 1911 74 Stanley Road,
Newbury.
William KEEP 17 July 1957 77 "Cranbrooke", Howard Road, Newbury
William Reece LEWIS 17 July 1940 75 Disrict Hospital
Newbury
Margaret MARSHALL 17 July 1905 99 Union Workhouse
Newbury
Mary Elizabeth MCEWAN 17 July 1925 81 35 St. John's Road
Newbury
William OLIVER 17 July 1883 17
Newbury
Harriett SARGENT 17 July 1926 67 214 Newtown Road
Newbury
Mary SHEPHERD 17 July 1876 73
Newbury



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