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
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 19:30 St Francis de Sale Church Hall
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 19:30 Newtown Road Cemetery Chapel
Saturday, November 10, 2018 19:30 - 22:00 Newtown Road Cemetery Chapel
Saturday, November 10, 2108 10:00 - 16:00 Newtown Road Cemetery Chapel

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)
Elizabeth Ellen ALLEN 21 June 1944 89 56 Greenham Road
Mary ATTEWELL 21 June 1933 89 58 Craven Road
William Richardson CLARK 21 June 1923 56 99 Newtown Road
Adeline COX 21 June 1926 51 20 Newtown Road
Charles DIBLEY 21 June 1902 65 Argyle Road
Mary Hannah FURNICE 21 June 1932 74 The Grange, Beckhampton
Marlborough, Wiltshire
Eliza Louisa GIBBS 21 June 1933 58 5 Jubilee Road
Sarah GODDARD 21 June 1872 66
Eliza GREENER 21 June 1916 61 Infirmary,
Charlotte HYDE 21 June 1876 87
Elizabeth Hannah LOVELOCK 21 June 1937 64 132 Kings Road
James MILLER 21 June 1880 64
Samuel Percy PAULING 21 June 1882 9 months
Elizabeth PURVER 21 June 1880 55
Mary Ann ROSIER 21 June 1950 81 8 Denmark Road
Kathleen Kate SMITH 21 June 1913 27 2 Belvedere Terrace,
Sarah Sophia SMITH 21 June 1912 55 Moulsfield Asylum,
Simon TAYLOR 21 June 1911 73 19 Waterloo Place,
Tom Leslie THORNE 21 June 1945 85 Old Mill View, High Street

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