Cemeteries and Crematoria


There are a number of crematoria in the area, facilities vary from old, converted Victorian Cemetery chapels, to purpose built, bright picturesque modern ones. Here are some of them and their contact details.


Just as there are a number of crematoria, there are many, many more  cemeteries and churchyards, some of which still allow burials to take place, some can no longer allow burials to take place, here are some of them and their contact details.

Natural Burial Grounds, Woodland Burials, Green Burials

As well as traditional religious burials in a churchyard or cemetery, we can arrange for other burials, perhaps a Woodland, Natural or Green site, which are increasingly popular with a growing number of sites coming into use in Cornwall and Devon.

Natural burial, as it is often referred, is a very varied  world, but some burial grounds sign up to a Code of Conduct with places like  the Association of Natural Burial Grounds or The Natural Death Centre which helps them with guidance on sustainability and ecology.

Because of the way that natural burial sites are run, some may be more difficult to access than others. We would always recommend visiting any sites before making a final decision.

The Park - Plymouth City Council's new crematorium

Plymouth City Council will be opening a new crematorium late in 2024 which will be called The Park.

See a progress video here – Crematorium Fly-throughs – Plymouth Cemeteries & Crematorium (plymouthcrematoria.com)

Tamar Valley crematorium - Plymouth's second new crematorium.

With the planned closure of both Efford and Weston Mill crematoria in Plymouth, plans are underway to open a second new crematorium, called Tamar Valley crematorium, situated in the North of Plymouth.

See their website here – Tamar Valley Crematorium

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