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, March 12, 2024 10:30 - 12:00 The Chapel, Newtown Road Cemetery
Wednesday, March 13, 2024 10:30 - 12:30 to be announced when we know how many are coming
Saturday, April 20, 2024 10:00 - 16:00 Newtown Road Cemetery
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 16:00 - 21:00 Newtown Road Cemetery

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)
Tom ALLDER 27 February 1901 9 months North Street
Harriett BANCE 27 February 1930 86 21 Clifton Road
Kate BUNE 27 February 1941 65 The Hospital
Mary Ann CANDY 27 February 1880 27
Eliza CHIVERS 27 February 1924 78 20 York Road
Sarah CRIPPS 27 February 1905 62 Waldegrave Place
John DREDGE 27 February 1869 70
York Town
Albert FARR 27 February 1914 77 Bartholomew Almshouses,
Elizabeth FISHER 27 February 1910 58 4 Bolton Place,
Elizabeth GARLAND 27 February 1919 88 Stratford Villa, Andover Road
Henry GRIFFITHS 27 February 1872 3 weeks
Abraham HARRIS 27 February 1911 84 Enborn Place
Ellen HAZELL 27 February 1901 54
Frederick ISLES 27 February 1932 80 North Middlesex County Hospital
Edmonton N.
James William KNAPP 27 February 1943 71 The Haven
Eileen Ivy Maud LAMDEN 27 February 1924 3 1 Dothan Place
Agnes Flora LANGTON 27 February 1929 56 The Folly
Elizabeth PERRY 27 February 1880 67
George RIXON 27 February 1922 64 8 Railway Terrace
Lily RYDER 27 February 1933 62 44 Queens Road
John James STOODLEY 27 February 1933 79 65 London Road
George TUTTLE 27 February 1884 8
Kathleen May WHITE 27 February 1924 25 Wharf House
Lydia WHITING 27 February 1869 85

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