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

Cemetery evening buzzes
Record numbers for opening

Newbury and District Field Club explained
History Group meeting in the Chapel

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)
Sarah Ann BELCHER 29 August 1906 73 Union Workhouse
Sarah Ann BIRKS 29 August 1933 77 21 Priory Road
Mary Ann CARTER 29 August 1872 21
George DEANE 29 August 1873 67
George DENNIS 29 August 1906 65 Hospital
Ellis John EDWARDS 29 August 1934 88 The Haven, Finchampstead Road
Henry ELTON 29 August 1873 43
Drusilla Jane FABRY 29 August 1941 68 Rose Marie
Mary  FARR 29 August 1904 70 1 Hampton Cottages, Parkside
George GOODYEAR 29 August 1872 40
Edith May JONES 29 August 1902 3 9 Wellington Terrace
Edith JORDINE 29 August 1883 12
Caroline Louisa LARROM 29 August 1883 61
Edward LUCKMAN 29 August 1914 68 Workhouse Infirmary,
Henry John MUNDAY 29 August 1942 79 11 Queens Road
Ellen REID 29 August 1913 47 Rockingham Road,
Frederick SEWARD 29 August 1884 7 weeks
Sarah Elizabeth SPRACKLEN 29 August 1908 69 Greenham Road,
Stanley Ernest STEELE 29 August 1910 6 Salcombe Road
Frederick Walter VINES 29 August 1906 28 Days Queens Road

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