Earl of Plymouth Funeral Directors, Plymouth

Earl of Plymouth Funeral Directors are here to support you if a loved one has just passed away and you need help arranging the funeral. We offer a range of funerals to suit your needs. You can find out more below or give us a call to discuss.
BASED ON 41 reviews
Rating 5.0

Our Plymouth funeral home in Milehouse

Here to help you in your time of need, Earl of Plymouth Funeral Directors in Milehouse, Plymouth, offers a range of funeral services, along with compassionate support from our team of funeral experts. Speak to us to arrange a dignified send off for your loved one.

Founded by Bill Earl in 1947, we are long established in the Plymouth community, with a team at our Milehouse funeral home who will ensure you are met with sympathy and understanding. You won't be on your own when it comes to making the decisions for your loved one's funeral, as we will provide informed guidance and advice, so you can celebrate their life in a way that is unique or most personal to you.

Whether traditional or contemporary, we will arrange the funeral of your choosing.

You can find our Plymouth funeral directors in Milehouse, where the Wolseley Road meets the St Levan Road. Serving the whole of the city, we are here for you whether you live in Greenbank, Plympton, Plymstock or any other suburb or region.

Our Plymouth funeral directors is on hand to help at this difficult time. To arrange your loved one's funeral call 01752 605550 at any time of the day or night.

What we offer

  • Our experience and advice, ensuring you can say goodbye to your loved one how you want
  • A funeral that is personal to you and your loved one
  • Extensive knowledge of the Milehouse and wider Plymouth area
  • A cremation or a burial service at site local to you, in or around Plymouth
  • Expertise in arranging funerals for all faiths, beliefs and cultures
  • A private chapel of rest where you can spend some peaceful time with your loved one
  • Funeral vehicles, including hearses and limousines
  • A choice of funeral memorials and beautifully crafted tributes
  • A little peace of mind for your family, with a choice of prepaid funeral plans
A traditional funeral in Plymouth
Traditional funerals in Plymouth
Traditional funerals, whether it is a cremation or a burial, are popular with the families here in Plymouth. With a choice of churches, cemeteries and crematoriums in the area, you have plenty of options available regarding how you say goodbye to your loved one.

The team at our Milehouse funeral directors will:
  • Take care of all the arrangements for your loved one's traditional funeral
  • Advise, if needed, on a suitable venue here in Plymouth, along with local ministers or celebrants
  • Ensure the cremation or burial meets the high standards you would expect of such an occasion.
If your choice is a more traditional funeral for your loved one (or a funeral of any kind, be it conventional or uniquely modern), speak to one of the team at our Plymouth funeral home today. They are here to answer your questions and ensure your loved one's send off is both a dignified and traditional one.
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Funeral Services with distinction

Committed to setting the highest standards in funeral care, Earl of Plymouth Funeral Directors is honoured to be a part of Dignity Funerals.

Like so many of the other funeral homes that, under the Dignity name, provide funeral services to their local families, we have been a part of our Plymouth community for generations. It is this rich heritage, nurtured here in South Devon, which allows us to deliver our services with expertise and a deep understanding of Plymouth and its people.
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99 per cent of families said that Dignity met or exceeded their expectations.
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97.7 per cent of people said that they would recommend Dignity.

Our funeral services

Whether you want your loved one to have an attended or an unattended funeral, we have a service to suit. Select an option below to find out more about the packages we offer.

View our Standardised Price List, Additional Options Price List and Crematoria Price List.
  • The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
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    From
    £1295
    plus £- (Includes cost of cremation).
    plus £- (Includes cost of cremation).
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    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    From
    £1295
    plus £- (Includes cost of cremation).
    plus £- (Includes cost of cremation).
    Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
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  • The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.
    Find out more
    From
    £2399
    plus £1374 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1374 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
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    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    From
    £2399
    plus £1374 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1374 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.
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Where in Plymouth to find us

Address

23 Wolseley Road
Milehouse
Plymouth PL2 3AA
GB

Directions and Parking

We are next to the Esso petrol station and Johnsons dry cleaners.

You can park for free at our funeral home.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Outside of normal hours, visits can be made by appointment only.
Day of the WeekHours
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

24 Hour Availability

Outside of our funeral home’s opening times, we are available 24 hours a day by phone.
Call 24 hours on 01752 605550

Frequently asked questions

  • When someone dies, the first steps will depend on how and where the person passed away. Our step-by-step guides will walk you through the practical steps. For additional support and personal advice, please get in touch with us.


  • You don't have to make an appointment at our funeral homes. However, doing so will ensure that someone can be available to cater to your needs. When arranging a funeral, our Funeral Directors are happy to visit you in your own home, if required.


  • Third party funeral costs are additional charges which we will manage for you and attach to your single invoice. Get in touch with us to confirm costs and plan a funeral to fit your budget.


  • If you choose to arrange the funeral with us, you will be given the option of a complimentary Funeral Notice. We will set it up for you using the details discussed during the arrangements. All we need is an email address.


  • Dignity Funeral Plans let you pay for your funeral in advance and at today's price. It's a way of taking control of the unexpected, setting out the arrangements and limiting the costs by paying for the services included in the funeral plan upfront.


What the families of Plymouth say about us

Read what the families we have helped here in Milehouse, and throughout Plymouth and the wider Devon area, have said about the service we provide:
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Rating 5.0
based on 41 reviews
Rating 5.0
The Earl of Plymouth organised the funeral of our Mum. They took out a funeral plan, Dignity, many years ago and it made things so much easier. Robin put together all of the elements of the funeral, efficiently, respectfully and with the utmost sympathy. Nothing was too much trouble and at times they went over and above what was expected of them. The day of the funeral was also expertly arranged and ran smoothly. We can't speak highly enough of Robin and would unreservedly recommend The Earl of Plymouth to anyone looking for a funeral director who maintains the very highest standards of the profession. Thank you from our hearts.
Response from Earl of Plymouth Funeral Directors
Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed review. It is incredibly helpful to other families in the same circumstances as yourself. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful. I am pleased that our team looked after you so well. I am happy that the pre-paid funeral plan made it easier to arrange the service for your mum. Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care.
Rating 5.0
I should like to Thank ALL staff at the Wolseley road branch. Robin and the team are excellent. First class service provided. I had a meeting with Robin before my Father's funeral and he was great giving lots of information and advice. On the day of the funeral everything was perfect, apart from being a sad day the support and effort involved was so good everything was so organised. This gives me a happy memory of such a sad day. Excellent effort and support at all levels. Thank You ALL again !!!!!!!!
Response from Earl of Plymouth Funeral Directors
Our whole team are here to give you the utmost compassion and support to each and every client and I am glad they did this for you. It is good to know that we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible for you. Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review.
Rating 5.0
Excellent and professional service as expected. One minor problem in that a neighbour wished to make a charitable donation by cheque, but could not resolve on the day. I believe this has been resolved directly with the charity.
Response from Earl of Plymouth Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5 star review
Rating 5.0
The staff were first class and very helpful during an emotional time for the family. They talked us through the funeral plan and helped organise a celebrant and flowers. This is the second time we have had the help of Earl of Plymouth and I would happily recommend them to anyone else.
Response from Earl of Plymouth Funeral Directors
We are grateful of you using our services to provide something special for your loved one. I am pleased to hear that our team were so accommodating and their recommendations were helpful.
Rating 5.0
Having never been in the situation of having to arrange a funeral before, Robin and the team made a very difficult time a bit easier. We were treated kindly and respectfully at all times. The funeral and the service was carried out just as we wished, without any problems.
Response from Earl of Plymouth Funeral Directors
I am pleased we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time. I am glad that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
Rating 5.0
Steve was so helpful and kind. He stepped into the breech when our celebrant became unwell at the last minute. I will forever be grateful for that. I can't thank him enough for all his help. He is an absolute credit to your company and I hope value you him as much as he deserves.
Response from Earl of Plymouth Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us.
It is always good to hear that individual members of our team have provided a service to you to the best of their ability.
Rating 5.0
Not having been directly involved with funeral arrangements before, I was unsure on what to do following my mum's death. Fortunately, she had arranged a funeral plan so it only took one phone call to Earl to set the process in motion.

From this initial call, Steve was very reassuring and set out the initial steps in respect of the arrangements. At a follow-up meeting he went through all the arrangements in a clear, and very reassuring, manner. The cremation date and location, and the attending minister were all arranged at this meeting. This was a huge weight off my mind. Throughout the whole process he regularly kept in touch to let me know how things were progressing.

The funeral itself went very smoothly. The cars arrived on time and the staff were extremely courteous and understanding. A nice touch was the cortege starting the journey to the crematorium by walking past mum's house.

Throughout the whole process, from the initial phone call to the collection of mum's ashes, I could not fault the service provided by Steve and his colleagues.
Response from Earl of Plymouth Funeral Directors
It means a great deal when people take the time to share their experience and to highlight individuals in the team who have made a difference. I am happy that the pre-paid funeral plan made it easier to arrange the service for your Mother. We understand how important it is to keep families informed and I'm glad that our team did exactly that for you. Your feedback is so valuable to us and we would like to say thank you.
Rating 5.0
Absolutely fantastic service. From the beginning to the end, first class help and advice on all questions ask.I would recommend Earl of Plymouth to eny one.
Response from Earl of Plymouth Funeral Directors
I am glad that you found our staff to be informative and reliable. Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service. Very helpful.
Response from Earl of Plymouth Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your online review.
Rating 5.0
I can’t praise the staff enough! The service I received and the care and respect for my mum was second to none. Robin was an absolute star and was very patient and understanding. I was able to call at any time if I had any questions, and nothing was too much trouble. I would highly recommend using their services.
Response from Earl of Plymouth Funeral Directors
Thank you for highlighting a member of our team who has made a difference to your personal experience. All feedback is greatly appreciated. I am glad we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed.
Rating 5.0
Thank you and your staff for your excellent service. Roger Ward
Response from Earl of Plymouth Funeral Directors
It’s so good to hear that we gave outstanding support to you from the branch.
Rating 5.0
I would like to thank Steve & the team at Earl’s for making my aunt’s funeral go so well, they were very helpful & professional ! Great service! Thanks everyone!
Response from Earl of Plymouth Funeral Directors
We are grateful of receiving your online review. It is always good to hear that individual members of our team have provided a service to you to the best of their ability.
Rating 5.0
Their service was excellent. They were very compassionate and nothing was to much trouble for them , they had answers to all my questions. I was very pleased with them , they took the whole stress out of a very traumatic time for me and my family. The whole service from beginning to the end was absaloutly perfect .
Response from Earl of Plymouth Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us on your online review. I am pleased to hear that the service was carried out to your satisfaction. It makes a difficult time seem a little easier.
Rating 5.0
The death of a loved one is a difficult time but Matthew and his team helped make things easier with their compassion and efficiency. From start to finish, nothing was too much trouble. Matthew listened to us, advised us, recommended an excellent celebrant, the Reverend Harvey Barnes, and just took all of the stress out of the arrangements. From the funeral home, to the cemetery chapel, to the graveside, the funeral flowed beautifully and went without a hitch. We, the family, were very pleased and I can truthfully say I would wholeheartedly recommend Earl of Plymouth.
Response from Earl of Plymouth Funeral Directors
Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated. Our quality of care is something we are proud of and we know what a difference it makes to the families in their time of need. It has been an honour to look after you and your loved one and to respond sensitively to your specific needs.
Rating 5.0
On behalf of my family and I,we would like to say a big thank you to Earls of Plymouth and especially to Matthew for guiding us through all the preparations for my mums funeral,which made the day so much easier for us at such a sad time.
Response from Earl of Plymouth Funeral Directors
It means a great deal when people take the time to share their experience and to highlight individuals in the team who have made a difference, thank you for entrusting us with the care of another loved one.
Rating 5.0
All staff were very professional and friendly, nothing was too much trouble I couldn’t wish for a better service
Response from Earl of Plymouth Funeral Directors
Thank you for these lovely words, it means so much to the whole team.
Rating 5.0
Our family was so happy with tbe service we had. Matthew was brilliant and looked adter us all and made sure everything was how we wanted it to be. We could not fault anything from begining to end was perfect. It made us all feel easier and made us all have a happoer experience. Thanks you to Earls of Plymouth
Response from Earl of Plymouth Funeral Directors
It means a great deal when people take the time to share their experience and to highlight individuals in the team who have made a difference. Thank you for using our services for your loved one.
Rating 5.0
On behalf on my family, I would like to say thank you. Matthew was wonderful. Very courteous, respectful, sensitive to our feelings and extremely helpful at this very sad time, as were other members of the Earl of Plymouth team. The celebrant Vicki Jensen welcomed family and friends and conducted a beautiful service as we shared memories of our amazing mum. A truly outstanding, personal service from all involved from beginning to end. I have no hesitation in recommending Earl of Plymouth to you when looking for someone to take care of you and your family at this sad time - Alison Thompson
Response from Earl of Plymouth Funeral Directors
We are very proud of our team and the care they give and it means the world when we hear from the families that we have looked after. It is comforting to know that the team were there to support you through this time and relieve some of the pressure through guidance and support. Thank you for this recommendation.
Rating 5.0
The service the family and I received was exceptional. From the outset the staff were comforting, attending and supportive. The whole process was made as easy as possible by Robin and his team. Everything went as smoothly as possible and it all went to plan, without a hitch. At such an emotional time, the support, calm reassurance meant the absolute world. Thank you so very much for all of your help. Cathy Drage
Response from Earl of Plymouth Funeral Directors
Thank you for entrusting us with the care of your loved one. It is comforting to know that the team were there to support you through this time and relieve some of the pressure through guidance and support.
Rating 5.0
From the first phone call to Earls of Plymouth and speaking to Robin, who took all the stress out of all arrangements required. The day itself went without a hitch. Nothing was to much trouble and all my Mum's wishes were carried out perfectly. Robin was very kind and thoughtful.
Response from Earl of Plymouth Funeral Directors
It means a great deal when people take the time to share their experience and to highlight individuals in the team who have made a difference. Your family continues to be in our thoughts and we are honoured to have been able to give you the service you needed.
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