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Devon Landscape

Direct Cremation in Devon

Devon Landscape

What is direct cremation?


If you are planning a funeral then you may be considering direct cremation as an option. Direct cremation is becoming an increasingly popular modern alternative to the typical full service funeral. Instead of holding a ceremony with friends and family in attendance, a direct cremation usually takes place in private without mourners at the crematorium.


The advantage of a direct cremation is that it enables friends and family to plan their own personalised service at a time that is convenient for them. They may choose to incorporate scattering the ashes from the direct cremation as part of this ceremony. It appeals to most  beliefs as the service can be either secular or religious. 


The cost advantage of a direct cremation


A direct cremation is also significantly cheaper than a traditional funeral. For example, direct cremations in Devon start from just £895. This is almost £3,000 cheaper than the average price of a cremation funeral in the UK at £3,885. We also guarantee to offer the best price for a direct cremation in Devon, or anywhere in England or Wales.

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Read on to find out more about direct cremation in Devon. Alternatively, if you would like to begin arranging a direct cremation in Devon, please call us on 0800 133 7961 or send an email to [email protected].


What does a direct cremation in Devon involve?


We will help you to arrange a personal direct cremation for your loved one. We aim to make the process as easy and stress-free for you as possible, as we appreciate the emotional and physical toll that a bereavement can take. Just by calling our friendly, expert team, we can find out what your needs are and begin making preparations on your behalf.


Everything is taken care of for you in our low-cost £895 fee. We will collect the deceased from any hospital or mortuary in Devon and bring them to our Torquay crematorium. They will be provided with a simple but environmentally-friendly coffin, carefully constructed by British craftsmen.


We will then perform the direct cremation itself. We will inform you of the exact time it will take place in advance. All of our direct cremations are private and individual and we do not allow attendees in order to keep the costs low for our clients. 


Following the cremation, you can have the ashes scattered in our Torquay crematorium’s Garden of Remembrance. Or, if you would prefer, we can also send the ashes to you in a contemporary wooden urn, engraved with the person’s name, for an additional £91. 


Arranging a direct cremation in Devon


The first step in arranging a direct cremation is to call us on 0800 133 7961. Our team will discuss your options and can then begin making funeral preparations according to your preferences.


Following someone’s death, it is very important to register this at the registrar closest to where the death occurred. There are three registrars in Devon and their contact details are below. To find out which one you should register with, simply input the location of the death into the government’s tool here.


Please note that it is not required to register a death in cases in which the coroner has been contacted. This is because the coroner will do this for you. In situations involving a coroner, you can give them our contact details and we will liaise with them directly.


There are two coroners in Devon and their contact details are listed below.


If your loved one passes away at a hospital in Devon, the hospital staff will most likely refer to their bereavement team to begin the paperwork. Nevertheless, you will still need to register the death. We have provided a list of hospital bereavement services in Devon below, in case you would like to get in touch. 


You can find out more about what to do when someone dies with this guide. We have also provided additional information about what to do if someone close to you passes away in hospital, at home, at a care home and at a hospice.


Devon registrars



Phone: 01752 268331

Address: The Register Office,1 Derriford Park, Derriford Business Park, Plymouth, PL6 5QZ

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm (closed bank holidays)


Torbay (Torquay) 

Phone: 01803 207130

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9:50am – 3:30pm (except bank holidays)


Rest of Devon 

Phone: 0345 155 1002 (use this number to book a phone appointment)

Email: [email protected]

Address: Devon Registration Services, Larkbeare House, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4NG


Devon coroners


Plymouth, Torbay, and South Devon 

Phone: 01752 487402

Email: [email protected]

Address: Derriford Business Park, Plymouth PL6 5QZ

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 7:30am – 12:30pm and 1pm – 3:15pm

Friday 7:30pm – 12.30pm and 1pm – 2.45pm


Exeter and Greater Devon 

Phone: 01392 383636

Email: [email protected]

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm


Devon bereavement offices and hospitals


Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital 

Phone: 01392 402349

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9:30am – 4pm


Torbay Hospital 

Phone: 01803 654818

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9:30am – 4:45pm

Address: Bereavement Services, Level 4 (Blue Zone), Torbay Hospital, Lowes Bridge, Torquay, TQ2 7AA


Derriford Hospital 

Phone: 01752 439492 or 01752 439743

Email: [email protected]

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9:15am – 4:30pm (except bank holidays)


North Devon District Hospital 

Phone: 01271 322404

Email: [email protected]

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm (excluding bank holidays)

Address: Level 0, North Devon District Hospital, Raleigh Park, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 4JB


For any questions about our direct cremations or to discuss your funeral options in Devon further, please call us on 0800 133 7961 or send an email [email protected].

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