Topsham Road
Exeter
Devon
EX2 6EU

Telephone 01392 496333 / 01392 255631

Crematorium information

Open Day & Annual Remembrance Service

Saturday 6 September, 10.30am - 4.00pm

Exeter & Devon Crematorium opened in November 1963 and is set in 14 acres of well-maintained grounds.

We are here to help you with whatever you would like for the funeral service. Our dedicated and caring staff treats every family with dignity and respect. At the service we will be there to help you every step of the way.

Exeter & Devon Crematorium has two service chapels and we can accommodate larger funerals. Both chapels are multi-faith and have CD and Wesley Music System facilities. Our Book of Remembrance is displayed in our memorial chapel, which is open all year round, can be used for private prayer, small memorial services or purely for reflection.

The crematorium also has access for the disabled, including disabled parking, wheelchair access and toilet facilities. A loop system is also provided.

Our gardens of remembrance provide a tranquil setting for people to remember their loved ones. Paths either meander through the main rose garden to Willow Lake or lead through an avenue of trees before carrying on alongside the riverbank. St James' / Salmon Pool leat also borders the rear of the grounds and behind our communal scattering lawn, Twin Oaks.

We are very fortunate to have many existing old trees, such as oaks, cedars, Lebanon, willows, chestnuts and yews, together with part of the original brick and Ha-Ha walls still standing in our grounds. Our gardens are also home to a flock of beautiful white fantail doves. Our gardens are open 365 days a year.

Our memorial staff can show you around the gardens at any time and help you to make your choice of memorial. We can offer a number of rose, bench and private gardens, wall niches and family estates.

The History of Exeter & Devon Crematorium

The grounds of Exeter & Devon Crematorium were formerly part of the 31 acre Northbrook Park Estate, which was owned by John Dawson in the late 19th century. The former Northbrook Lodge was located where our pond and fountain are situated today.

Following the May 1942 blitz, the lodge became a civil defence headquarters, primarily because it still had electricity supplied from a hydro-electric generator at Countess Weir Mill. The lodge was converted into flats in 1946 when compulsorily purchased, then demolished in 1954.

Opening hours

Our opening hours are 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday.

Memorials office is also open 10.00am - 3.00pm On Saturdays

The chapel containing the Book of Remembrance is open every day.

Parking

There are 67 parking spaces available.

Arrange a visit

If you would like to arrange a visit to the crematorium or memorial garden.

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