Direct Cremation

For a variety of reasons, direct cremation may be appropriate for you. We offer three variations of the direct cremation service.


The first is the 'Basic Direct Cremation', this service will take place on a date and time we chose, with no mourners present and we will inform you after the service has taken place. A basic coffin will be provided, along with the staff required to complete the service and a suitable specialised funeral vehicle.

This service takes place at a Pure Cremation crematorium.


The second is the 'Basic Local Direct Cremation', this service will take place in the same manor as the Basic Direct Cremation, the main difference is that the cremation will take place at the North Devon Crematorium, Barnstaple.


The third is the 'Direct Cremation', this is similar to the first, although you will be permitted to attend the short service, where you will be able to listen to some music and have a few moments of reflection, there will be no minister or celebrant present at the service.


Full details can be found below, or by contacting our offices: 

R P Byrom & Son, Barnstaple

L Clarke & Sons, Braunton

Dafforn & Son, Great Torrington


A direct cremation does not suit everyone's requirements, please ensure you fully understand what is and isn't included in the direct cremation service.

Bishops Tawton funerals by North Devon's best funeral directors in barnstaple, braunton

Bishops Tawton funerals by North Devon's best funeral directors in barnstaple, braunton

Direct burial

We can also offer a direct burial service, as we understand that some people wish to be buried, but don't want to have a traditional burial service. 

The direct burial will take place in the same manor as a direct cremation. 

Prices are available on application, as each cemetery and churchyard have different costs and requirements. Please contact us for further information.

Shirwell funerals
Exmoor quality funeral directors, based in barnstaple, braunton and torrington

Shirwell funerals

Exmoor quality funeral directors, based in barnstaple, braunton and torrington