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 24, 2022 18:00 - 20:00 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)
George APPLEGATE 26 May 1883 22 Months
Samuel BIDDIS 26 May 1877 55
William Ernest CARPENTER 26 May 1903 26 Marsh Road
Rose Elizabeth CHAPMAN 26 May 1909 13 Months 6 Ashton Court
Charles Edward COLDICUTT 26 May 1906 67 Welldale, Newtown Road
Gertrude Ellen COOK 26 May 1917 22 7 Fountain Buildings, Derby Road
John Charles COOK 26 May 1954 79 8 Rosemary Terrace, Newbury
Sarah Ann CURTIS 26 May 1933 84 65 St. Mary's Hill
Johanna EDWARDS 26 May 1903 84 Northcroft Lane
Edward FURNICE 26 May 1926 69 Stroud Green
Elijah HALL 26 May 1928 73
William HIBBARD 26 May 1884 71
Alice Maud HUNT 26 May 1954 82 5 Enborne Street, Enborne
Richard KNIGHT 26 May 1871 75
Charlotte LAUGTON 26 May 1873 59
James MORRIS 26 May 1883 73
George NAPIER 26 May 1938 Howard Road
Jisey NIGHTINGALE 26 May 1909 7 Months 1 Ashton Court
Charles PORTSMOUTH 26 May 1909 69 The Mayors Arms
Maria POWERS 26 May 1914 82 13 Railway Road,
Georgina ROWSON 26 May 1928 82 10 Chesterfield Road
William SALTER 26 May 1876 52
Sarah Harriett SMITH 26 May 1943 88 Lower Raymond Almshouses

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