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.


Due to concerns about the Coronavirus pandemic and in line with government advice, the cemetery is temporarily closed and we are having to cancel a number of events.
So far, the following events have been cancelled:
  • Primrose Day (The spring open day)
  • Nature walks and talks in the chapel
  • Open Studios has been cancelled by the organisers.
  • Newbury VE Day Event has cancelled by the town council

Other events for later in the year are still scheduled, but could be subject to cancellation in accordance with government advice.
In the meantime, please stay safe.
Please try to help your neighbours through this difficult time if it is safe for you (and them) to do so.

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)
Margaret BURROUGH 02 July 1931 94 Olney Lodge, Donnington Square
Thomas CARR 02 July 1872 3 days
Matilda Jane FIDLER 02 July 1904 78 2 Donnington Square
Agnes Harriet GREEN 02 July 1906 53 95 Bartholomew Street
Wilfred Huthnance HOSKINGS 02 July 1930 31 Riverside
William HYDE 02 July 1880 76
Frederick JORDAN 02 July 1883 50
Edith May LAWRENCE 02 July 1903 4 Kings Road
Jane Roberta SHAW 02 July 1870 74
William  SMITH 02 July 1912 82 13 Church Almeshouses,
Emma WIGMORE 02 July 1930 67 8 Pound Street
Mabil Kate WOODBRIDGE 02 July 1942 60
Haywards Heath

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