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.

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)
Edwin Frank BACKWITH 29 June 1873 26
Eliza Ann BUTCHER 29 June 1925 78 Highland Villa, Gordon Road
Edward COLLINS 29 June 1883 75
Newbury Union
Caroline CORDROY 29 June 1880 4
Mary CORDROY 29 June 1880 14 months
Alfred Mark DIBLEY 29 June 1901 19 months
Sarah HOLDUP 29 June 1917 81 10 Church Almshouses
Caroline Chisholm HOLMES 29 June 1914 57 Newbury Hospital,
James HORSMAN 29 June 1872 53
Gladys Dora Lucy LOVELOCK 29 June 1910 6 Northbrook Place
Stephen Richard PARR 29 June 1920 69 109 Bartholomew Street
William Henry RADDINGTON 29 June 1901 4 Kings Road
Elizabeth RAWLINGS 29 June 1869 57
William  SCRIVENS 29 June 1877 50
William Henry TAYLOR 29 June 1907 78 Wentworth House
Stroud Green
Caroline WELLS 29 June 1875 23
Abigail WHEELER 29 June 1906 83 2 South View, Kings Road
Frederick WISE 29 June 1925 72 4 Bolton Place

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