Ebbutt Funeral Directors
One of the oldest of funeral directors in the UK
Ebbutt Funeral Directors is one of the oldest businesses of its kind, dating all the way back to 1718, where it was first formed by John Ebbutt in Orpington. John was a carpenter and joiner who could skilfully create beautiful coffins, just like his father and grandfather before him.
The Croydon Directory in 1851 listed Ebutt's as builders, joiners and undertakers at 20 High Street, Croydon. The business continued to run under the family name for several generations, before a divide to the company was introduced: Charles Ebbutt & Co, monumental masons, and H D Ebbutt & Sons, undertakers.
Growth and expansion
Over the next century, the business opened several new funeral homes across Purely, Coulsdon, Selsdon and Wallington. H D Ebbutt also became T H Ebbutt due to a new family member taking over some time during the twentieth century.
In 1968, R H Willsher & Sons was acquired, which was a carriage-master that came to be a vehicle service that was used for Ebbutt's and other funeral directors alike.
That same year, B C Bakers & Sons of Caterham and Braziers of Limpsfield also came to be part of the company, with everything now under the name Ebbutt Funeral Directors.
The present day
The name Ebbutt Funeral Directors has always been synonymous with distinction and quality, having provided funerals for three Archbishops of Canterbury, which has helped our name continue to be renowned and respected throughout London and beyond.
Our funeral homes
Funeral Services with distinction
Many Dignity funeral directors have been part of the local community for generations and it is a privilege to serve those who live beside us. Our rich and lengthy heritage ensures we can deliver our service with local knowledge and unparalleled expertise.
Supporting you along the way
What to do when someone diesOur step-by-step guide will carefully explain everything you need to do after losing a loved one. You can also get in touch with your local Dignity funeral director in Limpsfield for advice and guidance on what to do when someone dies.Find out more
Planning a funeralOur guide on Planning a Funeral is here to explain the process of arranging a funeral, so you can know what to expect and the choices you will have to make. Our Dignity funeral directors will be here to help you plan the service.Find out more
The day of the funeralThis guide covers what will happen during the funeral service itself, such as the funeral procession, funeral service, committal service and the wake. Our dedicated team will be here to help you through every step of the journey.Find out more