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

Newbury and District Field Club explained
History Group meeting in the Chapel

Federation of Cemetery Friends AGM
Newbury Hosts National Meeting

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)
Mary Ann BARRETT 27 July 1933 60 3 Ham Villas, Gordon Road
Frederick BLANCHARD 27 July 1908 38 Union Workhouse
Eliza BUNNY 27 July 1920 78 1 Donnington Square
Mary Ann COLLINS 27 July 1927 55 22 Andover Road
Annie Matilda CULLUM 27 July 1923 62 Ingleside, St. John's Road
Frederick Albert HICKS 27 July 1912 4 Weeks Workhouse
Albert Edward HILL 27 July 1908 38 Union Workhouse
James HOLDUP 27 July 1921 91 10 Church Almshouses
Henry James HUMPHRIES 27 July 1940 63 Berks Mental Hospital
Thomas Henry PRATT 27 July 1918 72 Brooklands', Enbourne Road
Elizabeth STILLMAN 27 July 1904 74 1 Bartholomew Terrace
Henry STRATTON 27 July 1872 34
John WARNER 27 July 1878 90
Thomas WILLIS 27 July 1923 72 134 Bartholomew Street

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