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
Saturday, March 30, 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Newtown Road Cemetery
Friday, June 21, 2019 18:00 - 21:30 Newtown Road Cemetery
Saturday, November 09, 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Newtown Road Cemetery

News updates

Beetles and Burial Grounds
Silent Speaker at AGM

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)
Emily ALLEN 23 February 1940 78 73 St.George's Avenue
Nellie Sylvester BARNSLEY 23 February 1931 50 Ingleside, St. John's Road
Emma Maria DAY 23 February 1907 72 Kennet Road
William Collins DIGBY 23 February 1903 60 Workhouse
Nellie GORDAN 23 February 1907 3 Months 2 Ashton Road,
Anne Maria GREEN 23 February 1949 82 23 St John's Road
Mary Jane GUNSTON 23 February 1952 87 6 Howard Road, Newbury
John KNIGHT 23 February 1937 76 214 Newtown Road
E Gertrude LANE 23 February 1906 29 Market Place
Caroline Emily LUKE 23 February 1967 84 23, Jubilee Road
Ann PERCY 23 February 1877 77
George SAWYER 23 February 1918 77 Newbury Infirmary
Elizabeth SHILLMAN 23 February 1914 67 Marsh Cottage,
William  STROND 23 February 1881 21
Tryphena Emma THOMAS 23 February 1907 68 4 Rose Cottages, Railway Road,
Henry William Maskell TWISSELL 23 February 1929 62 Dunedin, Bath Road
Kate Eliza WHEELER 23 February 1904 24 Union Infirmary
Caroline WINTER 23 February 1903 87 5 Kimbers Almshouses
Arthur Charles WOMBWELL 23 February 1921 54 The Firs

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