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

Beetles and Burial Grounds
Silent Speaker at AGM

World War Words
15 men remembered with poetry and prose

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)
Hubert Drayton Weaving ALLEYNE 14 December 1929 66
Peter  BRINDLEY 14 December 1910 27 The City,
Charles CHURCH 14 December 1877 63
Meline FRENE THURSTON 14 December 1914 5 Months 1 Prospect Terrace, Kings Road,
Edward GIBBONS 14 December 1877 12
Charles  LANGTON 14 December 1943 96 13 Priory road
Elizabeth MERRICK 14 December 1871 79
Emily NEW 14 December 1937 77 85 Gloucester Road
Emily PARIS 14 December 1915 83 1 Raymonde Almshouses,
Clara PINSENT 14 December 1932 81 19 Buckingham Road
James PURCHELL 14 December 1869 65
Jane ROGERS 14 December 1918 48 25 Gloucester Road
Henry SAMUELS 14 December 1949 79 14 Railway Road
William SELWYN 14 December 1912 60 Ham-Saw Mills,
Sarah SMITH 14 December 1901 43 Union Workhouse
Ann STROUD 14 December 1925 94 4 Bartholomew Almshouses
Henry TURTON 14 December 1908 75 Union Workhouse
Annie May WHITING 14 December 1918 4 Old Newtown Road
Rosa Mary WINKWORTH 14 December 1937 61 Pangbourne
Henry WOODHOUSE 14 December 1881 70

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