Standardised Price List, Simple Funeral and Direct Cremation


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Standardised Price List

All funeral directors are legally required to publish this Price List for a standardised set of products and services. This is to help you think through your options and make choices, and to let you compare prices between different funeral directors (because prices can vary).

Attended Funeral £ 1,850.00
This is a funeral where family and friends have a ceremony, event or service for the deceased person at the same time as they attend their burial or cremation.
Taking care of all necessary legal and administrative arrangements £ 650.00
Collecting and transporting the deceased person from the place of death (normally within 15 miles of the funeral director’s premises) into the funeral director’s care £ 300.00
Care of the deceased person before the funeral in appropriate facilities. The deceased person will be kept at the funeral director’s £ 250.00
Providing a suitable coffin – this will be made from [Coffin of choice] Price on request
Viewing of the deceased person for family and friends, by appointment with the funeral director (where viewing is requested by the customer) £ 25.00
At a date and time you agree with the funeral director, taking the deceased person direct to the agreed cemetery or crematorium (normally within 20 miles of the funeral director’s premises) in a hearse or other appropriate vehicle £ 650.00
Unattended Or Direct Funeral
This is a funeral where family and friends may choose to have a ceremony, event or service for the deceased person, but they do not attend the burial or cremation itself.
Burial (funeral director’s charges only) £ 900.00
Cremation (funeral director’s charges plus the cremation fee) 2 £ 1,550.00
Fees You Must Pay
For an Attended or Unattended burial funeral, the burial fee.[1]
In this local area, the typical cost of the burial fee for local residents is:For a new grave, you will also need to pay for the plot; for an existing grave with a memorial in place, you may need to pay a removal/replacement fee. In addition, the cemetery may charge a number of other fees.
For an Attended cremation funeral, the cremation fee.[2]
In this local area, the typical cost of a cremation for local residents is:

£ 1,075.00

Please discuss any specific religious, belief-based and/or cultural requirements that you have with the funeral director.
Additional Funeral Director Products And Services
This funeral director may be able to supply a range of optional, additional products and services, or to arrange (on your behalf) for a third party to supply them. Examples include:
Additional mileage (price per mile) £1.50 per mile
Additional transfers of the deceased person’s body (e.g. to their home, to a place of worship etc.) (price per transfer) Within 25 mile radius
Collection and delivery of ashes £    25.00
Embalming £  175.00
Funeral officiant (e.g. celebrant, minister of religion etc.) £ 248.00
Services supplied outside of normal office hours Prices on request
The funeral director can give you a full list of what they can supply. They are likely to charge for these additional products and services, so you may choose to take care of some arrangements without their involvement, or you can use a different supplier.

[1] This fee (which is sometimes called the interment fee) is the charge made for digging and closing a new grave, or for reopening and closing an existing grave.

[2] In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, you will usually need to pay doctors’ fees as well. This is the charge for two doctors to sign the Medical Certificates for Cremation.

Choices of coffin

(Not all coffins are suitable for burial, some burial grounds have restrictions on types of coffin construction)

Traditional coffins

Solid Oak or Mahogany coffin

The finest, sustainably managed and sourced, solid wood coffin with decorative, pressed side-panels and a double or raised lid, fitted with three pairs of brass effect handles and inscribed nameplate.


Oak or mahogany veneered coffin

Fitted with three pairs of brass effect handles and inscribed nameplate. Gloss finish


Elm veneer coffin

Fitted with three pairs of brass effect handles and inscribed nameplate


Oak foil coffin

Fitted with two pairs of brass effect handles. Suitable for burial or cremation


Other Natural product coffins

(inc. wicker, bamboo, plain un-varnished wood, wool and many others. Please ask for more details.


Unique coffins

Picture, coloured and photograph coffins, inc. cardboard construction (Please ask for more details)


*All pictures are representative only and an exact match is not possible in many cases.

**Flowers pictured are not included

Cremation without Ceremony and Simple funerals

Cremation without Ceremony/Direct Cremation – £1,550 inclusive (payment in advance)

This Service Includes:

  • Bringing the deceased into our care. From the place of death within the local area to our premises (25 mile radius from any of our offices).
  • Funeral Director. Making the necessary arrangements, giving guidance on registration and other documents.
  • Provision of a suitable coffin.
  • A suitable vehicle and bearers. To convey the deceased to the Crematorium.
  • All necessary Third Party Fees. Crematorium and doctor’s fees where applicable.

This Service does not include:

  • Mourner attendance at the crematorium
  • A funeral cortege to travel to the Crematorium
  • A minister or officiant
  • Visiting the chapel of rest
  • Placing a newspaper announcement
  • Ordering Flowers
  • Sharing details of service time and location
  • Video link/on-line streaming services
  • Music being played

However…..You may want to make separate arrangements for a memorial service. This could be at any venue of your choice with a celebrant, minister or friend saying a few words and could include music or hymns as you wish. This could take place either before the cremation takes place or afterwards with the ashes present at the service.

The Simple Funeral – £3,400.00 inclusive (payment in advance)

This service includes:

  • Bringing the deceased into our care From the place of death within the local area to our premises (25 mile radius from any of our offices).
  • Funeral Director Making the necessary arrangements, giving guidance on registration and other documents and conducting the funeral.
  • Care of the person who has died
  • A Simple coffin Fitted for cremation.
  • Hearse & Bearers Hearse to travel to the Crematorium or cemetery in Plymouth with the necessary bearers.
  • Viewing at the Chapel of rest During normal office hours, by appointment.
  • All necessary Third Party Fees Crematorium/cemetery, officiant and/or doctors where applicable

The Simple Funeral does not include:

  • Cars for the family – which are available at an additional charge of £300 per limousine.
  • A service at a church or place of worship
  • Any additional services, such as ordering flowers, placing a newspaper announcement or arranging Orders of Service
  • Crematorium services – such as video-link/on-link streaming or electronic photograph collage displays

What our
customers say...

Richard and his team are consummate professionals who supported us at the most challenging of times.

Gary G.

After losing our mum very unexpectedly, we walked into your office like 3 scared little children, not knowing what to do or what to say. It felt like you and your team wrapped your arms around us while helping us through the most traumatic time. Your guidance through the whole process was done with such kindness, care and consideration, we are, and will forever be truly grateful.


Richard and his team were respectful, considerate and calm. I always felt Richard was there to quietly and efficiently help me through the arrangements for my dad's funeral.


Richard was recommended by a friend. I immediately felt comfortable and relaxed. He was a good listener, easy to talk to and his manner was reassuring and helpful. I can't thank him enough for seeing us smoothly through this traumatic time.

Anne P.

I lost my husband in his early 50's and Richard took over with great empathy, kindness and discretion. The professionalism of both him and his team was exemplary, even down to organising the traffic so that my husband's biker friends could follow us to the funeral. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you.

S. Boorer

Nothing was too much trouble. Everything from start to finish was absolutely perfect, the attention to details also superb including the timing of the drivers closing on both car doors, in my eyes, with that attention to detail I knew my Dad was in safe hands

Lee A.

I cannot recommend Richard enough for his compassion, professionalism and kind and thoughtful approach when dealing with myself and my family at such a difficult time. Nothing was too much bother for Richard.

J Kelly

We can't rate Westcountry Funeral Service high enough for their level of compassion .... nothing was ever too much trouble. Excellent communication throughout the whole process and everything was done to a high professional standard. I would highly recommend Westcountry Funeral Service.

Tristan S.

From start to finish the professional service that we received was excellent. We would recommend this company to anyone who sadly is in need of this service.

Peter C.

Throughout the undertakers were superb, calm, stewarding agents of remarkable humanity... It was an incredible experience - a good disturbance of the heart.

Paul C

Richard took over and gave our father's funeral dignity. An excellent all round service that I have no hesitation in recommending.

David H.

Leah talked me through all the options and procedures, including giving an itemized quote, whereas other funeral directors just gave me a total cost.


...unbelievable from start to finish. It is rare to find such a truly personal service

Ben S.

From the moment we contacted Richard we knew our loved one, and the family, were in the safest hands. Outstanding care, service and value for money

Chris D.

We chose Westcountry Funerals at Elburton based on a feeling. We viewed the online photos of the beautiful Old Smithy building, and knew that our loved one would have approved of such an historical place :) We were absolutely right to go with our instinct, as we then met, and were dealt with, by the wonderful funeral director, Leah


Leah, Richard and the team really did my grandfather proud, so nice to see a walker in front of the car on the approach to his house and when leaving, I would highly recommend the team for the traditional and professional service.

Mike O