F. Christophers & Son Ltd
Independent Funeral Directors

Ashburton and Newton Abbot

01364 654065 / 01626 355242

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9 Kingsbridge Lane, Ashburton, TQ13 7DX  01364 654065


Homelands, Jetty Marsh Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2SL 01626 355242



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Woodland Burial Sites for South Devon


Our local green burial site is at Bidwell Wood, Rattery, Totnes, although others are available (please see the links below), which may be more appropriate for you.


 Bidwell Wood, Rattery: www.bidwellwoodland.co.uk

 Cheriton Bishop: www.crosswayswoodlandburials.co.uk

 Yealmpton: www.woodlandburial.org.uk

 Cockington: www.countryside-trust.org.uk


 At these sites, it is often stipulated that only fully biodegradable coffins or shrouds are allowed. We offer a wide selection of coffins that meet this criteria made from willow, bamboo, cotton and wool, to name just a few. There maybe other stipulations at green burial sites.

Green Funerals and Woodland Burials...

Green Burials and Woodland Funerals for Newton Abbot, Ashburton, South Devon and Dartmoor.


Recently, there has been an increasing interest in green or woodland burials as an alternative to traditional church or crematorium services. Of course, more environmentally sensitive choices can be made for traditional ceremonies. Please contact us for more information.


A woodland burial offers a quiet and informal way of saying goodbye to a loved one in natural surroundings. Later, a tree may be planted to mark the grave (on advice of the site owner).


The cost of a green burial is about the same as a traditional burial in a churchyard.


If you are planning for the future, a woodland burial can be incorporated into a Golden Charter Funeral Plan. These plans are fully flexible meaning that your exact requirements can be met.


Woodland Burial Sites in South Devon...