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
Thursday, October 31, 2019 18:30 - 19:30 Newtown Road Cemetery Chapel
Saturday, November 09, 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Newtown Road Cemetery

News updates

Summer Activity in the Cemetery
An Overview

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)
James ADAMS 24 August 1877 39
Mary AUGELL 24 August 1883 64
Alfred BISHOP 24 August 1921 71 2 Coombe View, Buckingham Road
James BROWN 24 August 1905 74 District Hospital
Blanche Mary Fisher BURGESS 24 August 1925 73 Eddystone, Priory Road
Albert HIGGINS 24 August 1943 79 18 Enbourne Road
Robert Hewitt HISSEY 24 August 1904 70 Derby Road
Unania Emily HODGETTS 24 August 1954 97 1 Highfield, Newbury
Ethel  INNES 24 August 1908 20 Maisonette, Newtown Road,
Thomas Henry KNAPP 24 August 1956 61 8 Blenheim Road, Newbury
Harriet LAWRENCE 24 August 1928 93 6 West Street
John Edward PAGE 24 August 1909 13 Months District Hospital
Frederick POCOCK 24 August 1950 86 Voronzoff Lodge
Gt Bedwyn
Rosina Eliza SHAVE 24 August 1935 74 Northcroft Lane
Eliza SHEARMAN 24 August 1881 42
George William SPACKMAN 24 August 1878 3

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