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, 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

News updates

Primrose Day seems a success
Daytime opening brought lots of new visitors

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)
Henry ANDREWS 23 May 1913 47 Newbury Union
Norman BALLARD 23 May 1900 45
James  BLACKETT 23 May 1877 68
Robert CHAMBERLAYNE 23 May 1870 54
Micheal JACKSON 23 May 1944 94 136 Newtown Road
Matilda COLLIER 23 May 1933 77 Enborne Road
Alice Annie HOPSON 23 May 1911 17 days Newbury Union Workhouse
Eliza HOPSON 23 May 1878 81 Newbury Union
Emma LEONARD 23 May 1907 70 Queen's Road
Minnie LOVERIDGE 23 May 1877 4
Alexander William MCLENNON 23 May 1910 35 Ilchester, Enbourn Road
Thomas Henry PALMER 23 May 1903 4 months Hampton Road
Elizabeth POCOCK 23 May 1884 80
Thomas PRESTON 23 May 1903 75 Derby Road
Arthur Lewin SALTER 23 May 1922 57 10 South View, King's Road
Rachel WINTER 23 May 1907 72 Union Workhiuse,

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