W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors, Benton

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £2,495, our Benton Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 20 reviews
Rating 4.9

About our Benton funeral home

W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors serves the local community of Benton in Newcastle Upon Tyne. We have supported families for over 30 years, so you can rest assured that our experienced funeral directors will take the greatest care of your loved one.

As funeral directors and memorial consultants, our duty is to help you plan a fitting farewell for your loved one. We will make the funeral arrangements on your behalf, so you can focus on personalising the service.

Our funeral home is easy to reach from the surrounding areas including Killingworth, Benton, West Moor and Palmersville. There are also W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors in Byker, Gosforth and Whitley Bay.

The modern facilities at our funeral home are here for you to use, including two private chapels of rest. After all, we understand how difficult a time this can be. Our funeral directors extend their full support to you and your family.

Please get in touch with us at a time that suits you. We are on hand to help 24 hours a day. Call us on 0191 215 0775.

What we offer

  • A choice of funeral vehicles including hearses and limousines
  • Funeral services at any local crematoria
  • tailored funeral arrangements to suit your needs
  • A selection of personalised tributes and memorials
  • Funeral services for people of all faiths and cultures
  • Expert advice and guidance
  • Extensive local knowledge and expertise
  • Prepaid funeral plans
  • Use of our chapel to visit your loved one
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Funeral Services with distinction

We are proud to be part of Dignity Funerals, a collection of the UK's finest funeral directors, with each and every one committed to setting superior standards.

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.
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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

With two packages available, we will be able to arrange the funeral you have in mind for your loved one.

If you’re looking for a traditional or contemporary funeral with a service, you should consider our Attended Funeral. If you want us to arrange a simple cremation without mourners present, our Unattended Funeral may better suit your needs.

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
    £995
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    (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
    £995
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    (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
    £2,495
    plus £1,124 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,124 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, 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
    £2,495
    plus £1,124 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,124 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, 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 to find us

Address

53 Station Road
Forest Hall
Newcastle Upon Tyne NE12 8AQ
GB

Directions and Parking

Our funeral home is near the Royal Mail Delivery Office on the corner of Connaught Gardens.

You can park nearby on Albany Avenue and Cambridge Avenue.

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 0191 215 0775

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.


Reviews for W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors in Newcastle Upon Tyne

Find out what the local community thinks about our funeral directors
4.9
Rating 4.9
based on 20 reviews
Rating 5.0
I would like to say a massive thankyou to Louis and your team at the Forest Hall Branch, after losing our mam 11 months ago and using your company my father's wishes were to use your service once again for his funeral.
Everything from start to finish was outstanding and very professional my father got the send off he wanted. Nothing was a problem for the team. I also received a book of remembrance with my fathers service and cards from the floral tributes it is beautiful.
My father also requested that Dee Wheatley do his service she is a wonderful lady very kind and compassionate and listened to me and my brothers reminisce memories from our childhood.
I would recommend your company to anyone,it it a 5 star service.
Thanks so much from the Langdown & Ogilvie family.x
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for entrusting us with the care of another loved one. I am happy that we provided a professional service to you and I am pleased we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time. We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us this review.
Rating 5.0
My father had a pre-paid funeral plan and having not been involved in its purchase, on his passing I wondered whether it would deliver.

It did in full and the level of customer service I received from Jerry and the team was exceptional throughout.

I would have nor hesitation in recommending W S Harrison & Son
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for this recommendation, 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
Excellent service was really good no complaints at all. They
kept in touch all the time. Would definitely recommend.
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family.
Rating 5.0
The service provided was excellent, the right amount of help and guidance when needed in a professional manner . I would recommend Harrisons to anyone, our family have used them for several funerals and have always been pleased with the service.
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online for W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors. Our whole team are here to give the utmost compassion and support to each and every client and I am glad they did this for you.
Rating 5.0
We have recently lost our lovely mam,but for a lot of years her family have always used your company she always said I want to go with Harrisons when I pass away.
From the moment I rang for assistance with guiding me through the funeral procedure I was treated with compassion and care by Louis he is very professional and very easy to talk to gentleman and took me through everything step by step, we are a large family but each and every one of us was made to feel at ease considering there is a current pandemic,all safety procedures were in place and guidelines adhered to,Kelly from the forest hall branch was absolutely amazing nothing was a bother to her,she talked us through what we needed to know in chapel of rest when visiting our mam.Mam was well looked after in there care.
The day of the funeral everything went really well the sun shined down,the after care we have received from Harrison's was outstanding, me and my family would like to thank you all,stay safe and keep up the good service you provide,we will definitely use the company again.
The Langdown family.x
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you so much for this lovely review which means all the more at this very challenging time. The team are working very hard to ensure that each family receives outstanding care and I am so glad their dedication has given you the service you needed. It has been a privilege to support your family and care for your Mother. We are proud of the whole team.
Rating 5.0
Our sincere thanks to Michael and everyone at Harrison's. The service provided was excellent - they were on hand to discuss every detail throughout to ensure a very personal experience which couldn't have been exceeded. Every step was explained sympathetically to ensure we were properly consulted, and we were treated with a great depth of empathy and sympathy. Our sincere thanks for making a very difficult experience so simple and pleasant. We couldn't recommend more.
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
It means a lot to the team for our clients to be able to share their experiences with us. 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
I cannot recommend wm harrisons funeral directors highly enough.straight away from making that one phone call the stress was taken away..Michael was so empathetic and professional. They took my mam into their care and asked me every step of the way what our wishes were..they arranged a minister for us and Michael was in contact keeping us informed every step of the way..I believe they went above and beyond in their professional capacity to help us at such a sad and stressful time.
Response from W S Harrison & Son 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.
Rating 5.0
This has been my first time losing a loved one. The care and compassion given by the whole team has been very much appreciated. Our funeral director Michael was so kind and respectful. Without the fantastic support we received we would have been so overwhelmed. We were guided through the whole process seamlessly, all questions answered and no request too big. Myself and members of my family will know be purchasing a funeral plan with Dignity. We can't thank you enough for everything. Sarah
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience online. You are helping others to make more informed funeral choices, whatever those may be. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 4.0
Very helpful, kind and considerate
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your review. I am happy that we provided a professional service to you.
Rating 5.0
Chris made a very sad time work out to perfection she looked after everything for us on the day all the family thank her for her care for our mothers final goodbye
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your views with us on your online review. I am happy that you confided in us as a team to take care of your loved one.
Rating 5.0
I would like to thank Michael Funeral Director for all his help and kind words on the passing of my mum he was fantastic I would highly recommend Harrisons they were very professional and guided me through from start to finish making life a lot easier at this very sad time.
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your online review. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed.
Rating 5.0
Our families experience was excellent, everything was seamless and the staff were very friendly and helpful.
The service went off accordingly and without any problems and was beautiful. Thank you for everything
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am pleased that we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
After the loss of my partner I contacted Harrisons, from the first phone call they were very professional and sincere. Mr Michael Burn from Harrisons came to see me as soon as possible to guide me through funeral arrangements,I found Michael very dignified and professional. Staff at Harrisons Forest Hall were lovely too, I felt very looked after and comforted. The funeral went perfectly just as I’d wanted, a big “thank you “ to you all!
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time and that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
Rating 5.0
I was very pleased with the service I received from Jerry at W S Harrison & Son Forest Hall for the funeral of my late Mam Margaret Borrowdale. All of the staff I dealt with were very kind and understanding at this difficult time, and nothing was too much trouble for them.
Regards,
June Hetherington
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am pleased that we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
From the beginning, Michael, our funeral director kept us fully informed about the arrangements. The overall service we received was impeccable.
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
Rating 5.0
Very friendly and professional. all staff are kind and considerate.
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
From the moment we were introduced to our Funeral Director, we were treated with compassion and respect. The care and attention to detail that was afforded to ourselves and our late Mum was exceptional. From the beginning to the day of Mum's funeral our Funeral Director, Celebrant and the staff at your Forest Hall branch were second to none - thank you for helping us to celebrate the life of an amazing lady - our Mum.
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
Thank you for providing a beautiful and dignified farewell to our lovely mam. You connected immediately with the family, we were grateful for the compassion and understanding and respectful nature of the staff involved in taking care of us all. We knew from day one we had made a good choice in using your services.
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance to you and your family and that you were so well looked after by our team.
Rating 5.0
Very happy with all aspects of the support provided by Forest Hall staff.
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
We have received your online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time.
Rating 5.0
Perfect service
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am pleased that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
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