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.


Dates for your Diary.

The dates listed below are special events being run by The Friends of Newtown Road Cemetery.
For more information, please go to the events page.

Event Date Time Location
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 12:00 - 18:00 The Chapel in Newtown Road Cemetery
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 18:00 - 21:00 The Chapel in Newtown Road Cemetery
Saturday, September 09, 2017 - Sunday, September 10, 2017 10:00 - 16:00 The Chapel in Newtown Road Cemetery
Monday, October 23, 2017 19:30 - 21:00 TBC
Saturday, November 11, 2017 10:00 - 15:00 Newtown Road Cemetery

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)
Sophia BAILEY 24 February 1910 84 2 Highman Villas, Stanley Road,
Newbury
Mary BARTHOLOMEW 24 February 1958 70 21 West Mills, Newbury
Thomas Patrick BENNETT 24 February 1928 64 36 Donnington Square
Newbury
Elizabeth COLLINS 24 February 1882 5 Months
Newbury
Sarah Jane CROSSWELL 24 February 1930 79 1 Jubilee Road
Newbury
Mary EASTMAN 24 February 1911 80 Infirmary
Newbury
Henry Ferdinand FRAMPTON 24 February 1876 14
Cranleigh, Surrey.
Sarah Ann GARLAND 24 February 1873 69
Newbury
Frederick John HUSSEY 24 February 1876 2
Newbury
Elizabeth Ann JACKSON 24 February 1931 46 Berks Mental Hospital
Cholsey
Gerturd Annie MILES 24 February 1911 23 3 Prospect Place, St. John's Road,
Newbury
George MORRIS 24 February 1900 76
Newbury
Violet Florence PEARCE 24 February 1919 2 Newbury District Hospital
Newbury
George PHILLIPS 24 February 1912 50 42 York Road,
Newbury
George SALKELD 24 February 1933 61 Newbury District Hospital
Newbury
Edith Isobelle Kate STONE 24 February 1883 7 weeks
Newbury
Elizabeth TAYLOR 24 February 1883 66
Newbury
Mahalah THORN 24 February 1911 51 Ashcroft, Newtown Road,
Newbury
Arthur Turner WATSON 24 February 1945 78 Porchester Road
Newbury
Ann WHILEY 24 February 1922 84 13 Enbourne Road
Newbury
James WICKENS 24 February 1937 78 36 York Road
Newbury



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