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
Friday, June 26, 2020 18:00 - 22:00 Newtown Road Cemetery
Saturday, June 27, 2020 10:00 - 12:00 NRC Chapel
Due to concerns about the Coronavirus pandemic and in line with government advice, we are having to cancel a number of events.
So far, the following events have been cancelled:
  • Primrose Day (The spring open day)
  • Nature walks and talks in the chapel
  • Open Studios has been cancelled by the organisers.
  • Newbury VE Day Event has cancelled by the town council

Other events for later in the year are still scheduled, but could be subject to cancellation in accordance with government advice.
In the meantime, please stay safe.
Please try to help your neighbours through this difficult time if it is safe for you (and them) to do so.

News updates

150 year old cedar loses branch

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)
Frank ANDREWS 09 April 1880 17
Selina APPLETON 09 April 1921 65 99 Newtown Road
Charles BOLSFORD 09 April 1902 64 10 Speen View Terrace
Elen BOLTON 09 April 1918 81 3 Castle View
Margaret Jane BUCHANAN 09 April 1938 79 6 Porchester Road
William Edward DENNIS 09 April 1875 5 months
Alfred Henry  DUCK 09 April 1884 4 months
Clara FREEMAN 09 April 1936 79 18 Howard Road
Charles Mattingley FROOME 09 April 1926 78 St. Bartholomew's Almshouses
Frank GIBBONS 09 April 1875 6
Alice GIBBS 09 April 1906 32 3 Poplar Cottages, Jubilee Road,
Elizabeth GREEN 09 April 1877 4
Charlotte Charles HOWE 09 April 1881 61
Rose Hannah JARVIS 09 April 1921 16 99 Newtown Road
George LAWRENCE 09 April 1904 27 Union Workhouse
William LOVELL 09 April 1869 89
Edmund PARFITT 09 April 1940 88 71 Newtown Road
James PARR 09 April 1870 72
Hester PAXTON 09 April 1936 84 74 Queen's Road
Fanny Phoebe PRATT 09 April 1958 91 5 West Mills, Newbury
Emma PRIOR 09 April 1921 76 4 Bourne Terrace, Wash Common
George RIVERS 09 April 1879 71
Charlotte SALTER 09 April 1902 83 2 Raymonds Alms Houses
Elizabeth TIDBURY 09 April 1883 63
Caroline WHEELER 09 April 1870 69
Eliza WHEELER 09 April 1907 66 Derby Road
Marjorie Minnie WISE 09 April 1914 17 Months District Hospital,

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