Halstead Road
High Garrett

Telephone: 01376 553489

Crematorium information

Three Counties Crematorium in Braintree is a modern, state-of-the-art building, which was officially opened on 2 June 2009 by the Right Reverend J Gladwin, Bishop of Chelmsford.

We are able to offer increased convenience for the local community through shorter journey times as well as longer service times than other crematoria in the area.

The crematorium staff are here to help with whatever you would like for the funeral service of your loved one. We treat every family with dignity and respect, and on the day of the service we will be there to help you every step of the way.

Our chapel can accommodate larger funerals and is multi-faith; we can help you arrange the service according to your cultural and religious needs. We aim to provide the highest possible standards of care in all aspects of our service.

The crematorium also has access for the disabled, disabled toilets, a hearing loop and car parking for up to 100 vehicles.

During the Second Word War the crematorium site was used as a prisoner of war camp, housing Italian prisoners, until they surrendered in 1943, and German prisoners until 1947. None of the prisoners tried to escape and they were even allowed to leave the camp, often visiting the cinema in Braintree. A few remained in the local area following the war and one, Eberhard Wendler, who was just 17 years old when captured, placed a remembrance plaque at the official opening ceremony.

We are currently developing gardens of remembrance that will be of a high standard and provide an area of beauty and tranquillity to help families remember their loved ones.

Opening Hours

Our opening hours are as follows:

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

The Grounds:
8:00am - 5:00pm
Seven days a week

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

The toilets are unavailable outside of opening hours.


There are 100 parking spaces available (4 disabled).

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