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

Book reading in the Chapel
First time ever but is it the last?

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)
George AUSTIN 15 December 1916 66 Porchester Road,
Gilpin Morrell BASS 15 December 1938 72 62 Addison Road
John BIRD 15 December 1871 58
Lipporak CARMICHAEL 15 December 1915 72 Merton House, Christchurc Road,
Mathew Henry FANELONE 15 December 1882 55
Maria GREEN 15 December 1909 68 Infirmary
Rose Matilda HARRISON 15 December 1905 63
Charlotte KNIGHT 15 December 1880 60
Frederick Ivan LONGMATE 15 December 1915 5 Months Hightown, Queen's Road,
Sophia MATHEWS 15 December 1869 15
William NAILOR 15 December 1883 40
Sarah SMALLBONE 15 December 1871 56
George SMITH 15 December 1911 72 Workhouse Infirnary,
Thomas SYMES 15 December 1902 33 Isolation Hospital
Eliza WATTS 15 December 1913 73 Stanley Road,
Louise Mary WHITE 15 December 1961 90 Ridgemead House, Englefield Green, Surrey
John WILSON 15 December 1869 70
Annie WINTLE 15 December 1906 61 10 Northbrook Street

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