Houndwood Church
TD14 5TP

Telephone: 01361 850313

Crematorium information

Houndwood Church was built during the mid-1830s to accommodate the Grantshouse and Reston communities. The first service, at what was initially called Reston Chapel, took place in 1836. Houndwood became a parish within its own right just 15 years later. For 175 years, Houndwood Church was the religious heart of this beautiful part of Berwickshire.

In 2003, the final Church of Scotland service was delivered at Houndwood Church before its closure. The B-Listed building was subsequently purchased by the Edinburgh-based Carlton Group and a rear section converted into a crematorium. Local carpenters, stonemasons, roofers and gardeners were all used in the conservation and renovation work. Houndwood Crematorium opened to the public 30th March 2015.

Houndwood Crematorium has its own Garden of Remembrance where visitors can enjoy the solitude and reflect. Pathways meander through indigenous rowan and birch trees throughout the landscaped garden with several benches placed sympathetically in this quiet corner of Houndwood. A separate entrance allows direct access without having to enter the Churchyard – preventing any intrusion on other cremations. Facilities include a Chapel with seating for 120 people, an organ and CD player, a hearing loop, washrooms including disabled facilities and ample car parking.

Opening Hours

Our opening hours are as follows:

The Office:
9:00am - 5:00pm
Monday to Friday

The Grounds:
24 hours a day, seven days a week


The car park is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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