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

Federation of Cemetery Friends AGM
Newbury Hosts National Meeting

June Welcome Weekend
Cemetery opens for two days

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)
Jason ANDREWS 27 June 1876 79
Newbury
Henry BALL 27 June 1904 67 Union Workhouse
Newbury
Alfred James BARRETT 27 June 1913 1 Month 2 Malthouse Cottages, Kings Road,
Thomas BOSLEY 27 June 1874 71
Speenhamland
Charlotte DURBIDGE 27 June 1876 70
Newbury
Annie Hannah LEWIS 27 June 1874 8
Newbury
Nellie Louise MARKS 27 June 1956 82 28 High Street, Thatcham
Isabel PERCY 27 June 1942 78 5 Pound Street
Newbury
John PURDINE 27 June 1869 21
Newbury
Tom RUSHENT 27 June 1877 6
Newbury
Laura Nellie TULL 27 June 1910 5 Isolation Hospital
Newbury
William WAINWRIGHT 27 June 1871 28
Newbury
Ellen WHITE 27 June 1938 74 Wharf House
Newbury



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