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 10:00 - 18:00 The Chapel in Newtown Road Cemetery
Saturday, April 22, 2017 10:00 - 16:00 West Berkshire Museum
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)
William GLOSS 25 March 1916 84 Workhouse,
Ellen HEATH 25 March 1870 15 Months
Olivia Flora KIMBER 25 March 1946 92 Craven Road
Thomas Grizold KING 25 March 1884 66
Evelyn Annie KNIGHT 25 March 1905 13 Months Ellerslee Villa, York Road
Prudence LEE 25 March 1939 76 76 Northbrook Street
Anne LEWENDON 25 March 1871 47
Winifred LEWINGDON 25 March 1870 82
Mary PURDUE 25 March 1880 84
Ada RAWLINGS 25 March 1936 61 47 Enborne Road
Brice RAWLINGS 25 March 1942 58 12 Berkeley Road
Walter VEALE 25 March 1878 6
Martha Jane WEBB 25 March 1941 83 Nairi, Station Road
Mary Ann WHEATLAND 25 March 1927 82 214 Newtown Road
Mary WILLIS 25 March 1874 81

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