Burials & Cremations

Deciding on your funeral type


Choosing a burial or cremation is an important decision, we’re here to help.


Burial is still a popular option for families. It is normally possible for a person to be buried either in their local parish or borough, or a burial ground of their choice.

Choosing a place for your loved one to be buried is an important part of the process and we will advise you of the burial grounds available and arrange for you to visit them if you wish to choose a final resting place. Some people also like to reserve their own plots in advance and some cemeteries will allow this, in these instances we can advise and organise all necessary paperwork for you.

An increasingly popular idea is following a cremation to have the cremated remains interred at a burial ground so that there is a permanent monument and place to visit. Most burial grounds have separate areas dedicated to this.

One of the common things we hear is the worry of who will look after the plot in the future. Included in the costs from the burial ground will be for the continued maintenance of the burial plot. This does not include the maintenance of any memorial erected on the plot.

Please visit our Memorials page to discover the many types of memorial we have created and some examples from our Stonemason’s brochure along with their contact details.

Woodland burial is a new option and is available in this area. We will again be able to help if this is your wish, but advise that there are often more regulations as to what is allowed for both the funeral and memorial than in a traditional cemetery.


The most common type of funeral is cremation. This can be done at any crematorium of your choice and our nearest are at Poole, Bournemouth and Salisbury.

If this is the person’s wish then advice as to the type of service at the crematorium will be given. As crematoriums are not religious buildings you have the option of a religious or non-religious service, choice of hymns or music and the option to personalise the service as much as you wish.

Most Crematoriums also offer the facilities for the service to be visually recorded; webcast to those unable to attend to watch through a secure portal; and increasingly popular is to have a slideshow of pictures set to a favourite song during the service on screens in the Chapel, which we are able to create for you. 

Probably the most important part of cremation is what is to happen to the cremated remains after. There are many possibilities from scattering them either at the crematorium or somewhere privately or having them interred in a local burial ground.

Using a small amount of the ashes to create jewellery or placed into a form of keepsake again is something that we are able to advise on. As this is  something you will choose as a lasting decision we always recommend that plenty of thought is given.

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If you have any questions or wish to discuss how we can help you or your family please get in touch

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01202 882134


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Manor Way

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