Funeral Directors in Wiltshire
If you’re looking for funeral directors in Wiltshire, then you’ll be able to find a wide variety, as well as other tidbits of information to help you, right here on this very page. A funeral director is there to help you through the process of planning a funeral and to try and make it as stress free as possible during a difficult time.
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Highly rated Funeral Directors in Wiltshire
You’ll find a selection of funeral directors in Wiltshire below, all of which can help you with organising and planning a funeral for a loved one, a task which can be extremely difficult to cope with on your own. One point of note with the funeral directors below is that they come with reviews, comments and recommendations from people in the local area, so if the thoughts of people in the nearby community matter to you then you may want to consider reading the reviews of funeral directors in Wiltshire.
G Mannings Funeral Directors2 2 501225 833013106 North Road Combe Down, Bath, BA25DJ
Independent and Family OwnedMore Info
Dianne Mackinder Funeral Service1 1 501672 512444Wagon Yard, Marlborough, SN81LHMore Info
Odette Funeral Director2 2 501249 8199727 Phelps Parade, Calne, SN110HAMore Info
Fred Stevens Funeral Directors1 1 501453 832188Newmarket Road, Nailsworth, Stroud, GL60DQMore Info
Johnson & Daltrey Funeral Service1 1 501793 851400112 High Street, Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, SN47AUMore Info
Camp Hopson Funeral Directors2 2 301635 89724090 West Street, Newbury, RG141HA
Camp Hopson Funerals, Keep your nearest and dearest closest.More Info
Co-op Funeralcare Bath2 2 101225 314304Pulteney Road, Bath, BA24HPMore Info
N J Maggs Funeral Services01749 34656718a Commercial Road, Shepton Mallet, BA45DJ
N J Maggs Funeral ServicesMore Info
I.N Newman Ltd01722 41313655 Winchester Street, Salisbury, SP11HLMore Info
Pearce Funeral Services01793 83207292 Ermin Street, Swindon, SN34NN
Our Family Service Caring For YouMore Info
Darren Macdonald Funeral Directors01722 33059826 Pennyfarthing Street, Salisbury, SP11HJMore Info
A B Walker01635 87367240 The Broadway, Thatcham, RG193HPMore Info
Chris White Funeral Directors01722 41191915 Endless Street, Salisbury, SP11DPMore Info
Pearce Funeral Services01793 4224221 Groundwell Road, Swindon, SN12LTMore Info
G F Hunt Funeral Directors01225 42437641 Livingstone Road, Bath, BA23PHMore Info
Trotman Funeral Directors01749 880271Ashdene, Doulting, Shepton Mallet, BA44QQMore Info
A H Rogers & Sons01794 5153002 Plaza Parade, Romsey, SO518JAMore Info
Clarksons Independent Funeral Directors01225 4268227 Windsor Place, Bath, BA13DFMore Info
West Berkshire Funeral Directors01635 43355Clarendon House, Newbury, RG141LAMore Info
Johnson & Daltrey Funeral Service01666 82220021 High Street, Malmesbury, SN169AAMore Info
Co-op Funeralcare Melksham01225 70801215-17 Church Street, Melksham, SN126LSMore Info
L W Clutterbuck Ltd01453 54275424-26 High Street, Cam, Dursley, GL115LEMore Info
Hill & Son01749 67339720 St Thomas Street, Wells, BA52UXMore Info
S & J Maddocks Ltd01264 355600Station Approach, Andover, SP103HNMore Info
Matthews Independent Funeral Directors Ltd01666 50519923 Market Place, Tetbury, GL88DDMore Info
Why choose a funeral director in Wiltshire?
Funeral directors can provide the link you need in order to ensure that everything runs smoothly. They’ll look to take some of the stress and worry away on a day that is already hard to deal with at the best of times. On this page, you’ll be able to find suitable churches, wake venues and even places to scatter the ashes of a loved one and then talk to a funeral director in order to put it all together.
The most historic churches in Wiltshire for a funeral
The area of Wiltshire has been around for many generations and as a result has a wide range of historic churches that, like the county itself, have stood the test of time. You might want to consider a church for your funeral and if that’s the case, you might get an idea of the type of church you might want to host the loved one for your funeral in.
We’ve put together a list of historic churches in the Wiltshire area that might allow you to draw some inspiration for your own plans.
All Saint’s Church
A historic medieval church that features a remarkable amount of carvings from the time, including some fearsome looking gargoyles. Located just north of Salisbury, in the town of Idmiston, the church lies close to the River Bourne which runs through the region.
St Mary and St Nicholas’ Church
Located in the town of Wilton, just west of Salisbury, the St Mary and St Nicholas’ Church is an imposing and historic church that has been in the town since the 15th century.
While it’s now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust, this Grade II listed building is a wonderful example of architecture of a bygone era.
St Michael’s Church
Like many churches, just by looking at St Michael’s Church tells its own story with evidence suggesting that the building has its roots all the way back to 1091. Over the years its been built-upon and today it stands as a fine example of ancient architecture and an important landmark of the Mere area.
You can find out more about the area by visiting St Michael’s Church website for more information.
St Thomas’ Church
A place where Christian worship has taken place for over a millennium, St Thomas’s Church in Corsham offers a range of services in an environment that has stood the test of time.
You can discover more information about St Thomas’ Church in Corsham by visiting this page.
St Michael’s Church
A church that is connected to the local community in a variety of ways, St Michael’s Church is thought to have originally been a wooden church that dates back as far as the 7th or 8th century. Since then, it’s gone through considerable changes to the point where these days it’s a much-loved part of the local area.
You can find more information on St Michael’s, including contact details, by visiting this page.
How to find a crematorium in Wiltshire
Cremation is now a much more viable option for many people when planning a service for a recently deceased loved one. To do so, you’ll need to find a crematorium in Wiltshire. Thankfully, we’ve put together a few locations where you can hold a crematorium in and around the Wilshire area below. Hopefully, you’ll find a venue that matches your needs.
Best wake venues in Wiltshire
After a funeral or cremation service, many people decide to hold an after-service wake in order to allow family and friends to reminisce on the recently deceased. It allows time for reflection, combined with a selection of food, drink and refreshments.
We’ve put together a small list of potential wake venues in Wiltshire that you might want to consider using for your own after-funeral wake service.
Rose and Crown Hotel
Based in Salisbury town centre, the Rose and Crown Hotel is a wonderfully idyllic hotel nestled between the Harnham Road and the River Avon, the latter of which is a beautiful and scenic part of the Wiltshire countryside.
You can find out more about the Rose and Crown hotel and work out if it’s the perfect location for your wake venue by visiting this website.
White Hart Hotel
A hotel that is as old as some of the local churches, dating back to the 17th century, the White Hart Hotel can offer a wide range of refreshments and ample room to hold an after-funeral wake. It’s also perfect if you have family or friends travelling notable distances in order to attend with rooms available all-year round.
Not the usual spot for a wake venue but Salisbury Racecourse does tick a number of boxes when it comes to looking for a venue. It can provide ready-made food and drink, a large venue with ample room and its location means that it’s easy to get to.
Find out more information and discover whether or not Salisbury Racecourse might be the perfect venue for your wake by visiting their website.
A charming country pub, the Westbrook Inn in Bromham lies on the edges of Sprye Park and can offer traditional classic pub food and drink while also providing great service and ample room.
You can find more information on Westbrook Inn on their website including contact and direction information.
The Royal Oak Inn
An award-winning establishment located in the village of Swallowcliffe just outside of Salisbury, the Royal Oak provides a location where you can enjoy 18th-century design with food, drink and great service.
You can discover more about the Royal Oak Inn by visiting their website.
Florists in Wiltshire
Flowers are often associated with the passing of a loved one because they can say so much more than words could ever do. If you’re not sure what flowers to buy though, you might need the help of a florist. You can find a range of florists in Wiltshire in our list below which should help you to find the flowers you need, whether it be to lay on the grave or to play a bigger part in the overall service.
Best places to scatter ashes in Wiltshire
After a cremation, you might want to consider what to do with your loved one’s ashes. For many, holding the ashes of a loved one and keeping them close is a viable option but for many, scattering the ashes at a memorable or peaceful place is more fitting. Whatever you choose to do is, of course, up to you. If you do like the idea of scattering ashes then we’ve put together a few locations in Wiltshire that you might want to consider.
However, please make sure you seek permission from the landowner before you scatter ashes in Wiltshire.
A piece of land that allows you to gaze across to Longleat House, Heaven’s Gate might not only be apt for scattering ashes because of its name but also because of its beautiful setting.
Avebury Stone Circle
The village of Avebury is also the home of one of the biggest and most ancient prehistoric stone circles in the world. While you might not be able to scatter ashes here, the area, in general, is wonderfully idyllic and allows you to enjoy a moment of peace.
The highest point in Wiltshire at 968 ft above sea level, Milk Hill overlooks beautiful countryside that stretches for miles. The area is peaceful and a contrast to the more metropolitan areas of Wiltshire, so it might be the best place for you and your loved ones to scatter ashes.
The Rivers of Salisbury
The only city in Salisbury that sits at the confluence of five rivers: Avon, Nadder, Ebble, Wylye and Bourne. Any one of these rivers can offer a scenic place to scatter ashes in Wiltshire with time for reflection.
A wonderful location full of natural beauty, scenic views and peace and quiet. While it’s often a location for fisherman, the Blackland Lakes can also be a wonderful spot to enjoy nature and say goodbye to a loved one who has recently passed away.