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.

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)
William Purdine ALLAN 29 May 1869 66
Hannah ALLEN 29 May 1914 79 6 Upper Raymonds Almshouses,
Nathan BALIS 29 May 1875 62
Charlotte BEECHEY 29 May 1935 91 Pound Street
William BUCKLAND 29 May 1901 82
Joseph  FILEWOOD 29 May 1906 86 Union Workhouse
Albert Ernest GOULD 29 May 1883 2
Henry GRUBB 29 May 1883 60
Elizabeth HARFIELD 29 May 1901 79
Ebenezer HARRIS 29 May 1877 3 months
James MAY 29 May 1880 10 months
Harriett MILES 29 May 1902 47 3 Montague Place
William MYNALL 29 May 1929 75 214 Newtown Road
Martha NEWLYN 29 May 1873 86
Popham near Winchester
Edward PEARSE 29 May 1874 50
Annie Parkes ROCHE 29 May 1929 57 Newbury Infirmary
Mary SMITH 29 May 1878 41
William STOKES 29 May 1907 73 Union Workhouse
Emma STONE 29 May 1902 71 3 Nestrose Villas
Thomas Augustin THORN 29 May 1945 63 61 Newtown Road
Frank WRIGHT 29 May 1926 83 40 York Road

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