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.

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A Halloween Cellebration

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)
Harriet BUCKERIDGE 07 December 1877 73
Mary FORSTER 07 December 1878 65
Fanny FRAMPTON 07 December 1911 59 District Hospital,
John Frederick GOUGH 07 December 1880 47
John HARGREAVES 07 December 1900 52
Walter KEEN 07 December 1904 96 103 Palfrim Road, Highbury,
London N
William  LEGG 07 December 1915 74 Workhouse Infirmary,
Jacqueta Mary NORTHCOTE 07 December 1908 1 Month Broomdown
Henry Biddis PARKER 07 December 1940 79 Rose Villa, The Folly
Emily Clara PIDDINGTON 07 December 1875 19 months
Ann POCOCK 07 December 1870 68
William POULTON 07 December 1876 69
William SAMUELS 07 December 1874 70
Martha SCOTT 07 December 1880 21
Charles  SMITH 07 December 1881 59
Mary Ann TALMEDGE 07 December 1869 80 Donnington Road
Charlotte TOMBS 07 December 1931 85 Toms Lane
Abbots Langley R.D. (Herts)
Frank WILDING 07 December 1912 57 Workhouse,
Rhoda Catherine WITTS 07 December 1876 13 months

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