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, April 14, 2018 - Sunday, April 15, 2018 15:00 The Phoenix Theatre, Newtown Road Newbury

News updates

Newtown Road Cemetery Trees December 2017
Twenty tree varieties labelled

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)
Frederick Charles BURTON 18 January 1928 86 8 Kimbers Almshouses
Walter Brice CAVE 18 January 1870 8 weeks
Elizabeth COLE 18 January 1878 59
Annie Cox COOKE 18 January 1875 3
Albert CURTIS 18 January 1956 70 71 Greenham Road, Newbury
Beatrice Martha DENNIS 18 January 1961 67 146 King's Road, Newbury
Eliza FANSTONE 18 January 1884 36
Sarah FREEMAN 18 January 1908 79 4 St. Mary's Almshouses
Eliza Jane KNIGHT 18 January 1871 66
Joseph LEWIS 18 January 1945 93 109 Craven Road
Elizabeth MACCABEE 18 January 1939 78 87 Greenham Road
Caroline Amelia MORRIS 18 January 1922 68 Eddystone, Priory Road
Eliza NEWMAN 18 January 1906 65 14 Carnarvon Terrace
Sidney Edgar NIXON 18 January 1910 9 Months District Hospital
Priscilla Mary PRATT 18 January 1961 90 17 Bowling Green Road, Newbury
Hettie June SHACKLER 18 January 1926 66 66 Gloucester Road
Sarah Furnell STAPLES 18 January 1907 83 Auckland House
James WHITE 18 January 1917 80 Wharf House,
Daisy Mary WINTER 18 January 1974 92 15, Argyle Road

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