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.


News updates

Beetles and Burial Grounds
Silent Speaker at AGM

World War Words
15 men remembered with poetry and prose

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)
Mabel Ethel BAILEY 13 December 1952 55 Basingstoke Hospital
Harnit BUTLER 13 December 1913 87 1 King John's Almeshouses,
Newbury.
William COXHEAD 13 December 1880 84
Newbury
Annie Louisa FLITTER 13 December 1875 9
Newbury
Annie Georgina HIGGS 13 December 1944 70 96 Gloucester Road
Newbury
Sarah KIMBER 13 December 1883 87
Newbury
George Charles LEE 13 December 1943 67 3 Railway Road
Newbury
Eliza POUND 13 December 1909 81 12 Beaconsfield Terrace
Newbury
Elizabeth SHAIL 13 December 1878 70
Speen
Henry VICKERS 13 December 1924 74 Andover Road
Newbury



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