Cemetery and Graveyard Burial

Allwood Funeral Directors in Devon understand that there are many considerations to make when deciding between a burial or cremation. As caring Funeral Directors we spend as much time with you as is necessary to discuss the many options available to you so that you can make informed decisions. As experienced Funeral Directors we are able to help and advise on the many local regulations regarding Churchyard and Cemetery Burials based on your individual requirements.


Burials take place, usually on consecrated ground such as churchyards or Cemeteries, however, woodland burials in a more natural setting are becoming more popular. The reasons for the increase in Woodland burials are twofold, traditional burial space can be limited and is becoming more expensive to acquire and if the funeral is not pre-arranged or pre-paid this can sometimes be prohibitive. The second reason is that our attitudes to life and death and our environment are changing and people are increasingly more determined to express themselves in death as they did in life.

It is a fact that many people who are bereaved take comfort from placing belongings such as photographs, letters and personal effects in the coffin with the person they love and have lost. It may also be your wish that they are dressed in clothes of your choice, which sometimes due to fabrics and accessories may not be allowed for a cremation. It may be that your wish or that of the deceased is to have the coffin decorated to reflect an interest or pastime they may have enjoyed. In a burial, there are fewer restrictions about possessions, clothing and decoration than in a cremation and these factors may be the reason you choose a burial as opposed to a cremation.

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When you feel ready to talk about arranging a Funeral, please call us we can arrange a time to meet with you to discuss the funeral arrangements, we can meet either at our funeral home or your own home if you feel more comfortable.

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