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 18:00 - 21:00 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

News updates

Remembrance Opening
“Their name liveth for evermore”

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)
John BATER 10 December 1880 45
John BELCHER 10 December 1880 79
Elizabeth BOYLES 10 December 1877 67
John CARTER 10 December 1917 82 Newbury Infirmary
George Henry  COOK 10 December 1880 2
Martha DEACON 10 December 1873 79
Harry Horace GRIMES 10 December 1913 39 St. John's Post Office,
Priscilla HARRIS 10 December 1909 74 9 Cheap Street
William Jerimiah HILL 10 December 1883 82
Prudence JACKSON 10 December 1930 82 Gorselands, Wash Common
Thomas Archer KING 10 December 1925 39 The Sanitorium
Frances Maria  KNIGHT 10 December 1902 77 Glourcester Road,
Rose Hannah LAYTON 10 December 1868 10 months
Fanny Howse LOVELOCK 10 December 1936 73 49 Bruce Road
Walter Ryde NEST 10 December 1875 6 months
John NEWPORT 10 December 1902 60 Westfield Gate
Daniel PRYOR 10 December 1869 65
Fravcis SALTER 10 December 1870 46
Annie Jane STEVENS 10 December 1926 69 214 Newtown Road
William WAITE 10 December 1879 77

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