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 unertaken 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, September 02, 2017 10:00 - 16:30 St Nicholas' Church Hall
Monday, October 23, 2017 19:30 - 21:00 TBC
Saturday, November 11, 2017 10:00 - 15:00 Newtown Road Cemetery
Thursday, November 30, 2017 10:00 - 12:00 St Nicholas Church Hall

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Midsummer Moths
Welcome evening with glorious weather

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 ALLEN 21 August 1876 50 Madera Place, St. John,
Hannah ARMSTRONG 21 August 1876 72
Edward BATT 21 August 1929 83 West Mills
Leslie Douglas BRINDLEY 21 August 1976 82 72, Craven Road
Mary Ann BROOKS 21 August 1909 60 Salcombe Road
Maria DARLING 21 August 1903 88 Enbourne Road
Elizabeth ELKINS 21 August 1883 64
Emily FIDLER 21 August 1909 21 Union Workhouse
Eliza GOUGH 21 August 1878 88
Louisa HAZELL 21 August 1974 91 49, Brighton Terrace, West St
Ellen KNIGHT 21 August 1935 84 62 Newtown Road
Brian William John O'FARRELL 21 August 1964 63 27, St Johns Rd
Timothy Carew Skene OWEN 21 August 1917 59 Holmbury, Essex Street
William POWELL 21 August 1920 62 Gloucester Road
Sarah PRESTON 21 August 1905 73 2 Crofton, Berkley Road,
John SANISBURY 21 August 1878 77
Frank TEGG 21 August 1876 5 Months Near the Cemetery
Edward WAKEFIELD 21 August 1872 71

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