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
Saturday, April 28, 2018 - Sunday, April 29, 2018 10:00 - 16:00 West Berkshire Museum and Newtown Road Cemetery
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - Sunday, May 27, 2018 11:00 Newtown Road Cemetery Chapel
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 18:00 - 21:00 Newtown Road Cemetery
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

News updates

Rehearsals Start for New Play
Have you bought your tickets yet?

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)
Florence Annie BELLINGER 20 March 1913 27 District Hospital,
George BRYANT 20 March 1935 75 Greenham Road
Sarah Symons CLEMENTS 20 March 1878 51
Kenneth Harold Stephen COOKE 20 March 1929 2 47 Cheap Street
Thomas Edward COOPER 20 March 1902 40 83 Bartholomew Street
Caroline COPAS 20 March 1923 66 18 Berkeley Road
Sarah Eliza FLOWER 20 March 1919 73 Wickham Heath
Mary FREEMAN 20 March 1940 92 75 Queens Road
Charlotte GOUGH 20 March 1922 89 99 Newtown Road
Mary Ellen GRIFFIN 20 March 1900 29
Sarah HAMBLIN 20 March 1915 62 Clifton Road,
Herbert HENHAM 20 March 1877 2
Mary Jane HODGES 20 March 1922 72 5 Raymond's Almshouses
Elizabeth HORTON 20 March 1903 85 1 Oxford Villa's, Berkley Road
Edwin KIRKLAND 20 March 1939 30 Lambeth Hospital
Rosetta LIPSCOMBE 20 March 1869 3months
Susan Martha MORGAN 20 March 1940 83 8 Gloucester Road
Ann MORRIS 20 March 1883 44
Alenander MORTON 20 March 1913 43 District Hospital
Eliza NALDEN 20 March 1908 60 11 Union Court
Jane OBEE 20 March 1909 63 Stanley Road
Caroline Amelia OSMOND 20 March 1905 83 11 Carnarvon Terrace
Camilia Fanny OWEN 20 March 1906 4 York Terrace
Elizabeth Kate RANDALL 20 March 1878 10 weeks
Martha RAWLINGS 20 March 1929 79 49 Queens Road
John SALWAY 20 March 1920 69 uplands, Newtown Road
John SAMUELS 20 March 1873 81
Elizabeth SAUNDERS 20 March 1872 56
Alice Maud SMART 20 March 1880 3 weeks
Harriet SWAIN 20 March 1930 69 14 Oxford Road
Elizabeth TANNER 20 March 1909 67 Union Workhouse
Martha TAYLOR 20 March 1912 77 St. John's Road,

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