W H Scott & Son Funeral Directors, California

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our California Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 26 reviews
Rating 4.9

About our California funeral home

Welcome to W. H. Scott & Son Funeral Directors in Barnes Hill. We pride ourselves on providing the highest standard of funeral services to the families in our community, and those in Northfield, Halesowen, Bartley Green, Woodgate and beyond.

We understand how difficult it can be to lose someone dear to you. We promise to work closely with you, listening carefully to your requests and wishes so that we can arrange the farewell you want for your loved one.

Our friendly, professional team is here to help you at every turn. Mr Bill Scott, from our founding family, is personally invested in ensuring you and your family are treated with nothing but the utmost kindness and compassion.

Our funeral home was formerly a builders yard, and hasbeen transformed into a place of peaceful tranquillity for your comfort when you visit us. Our landscaped gardens, brought in by Mr Scott Senior, are an ideal place to find peace and solitude.

Our phone lines are always open, so if there is anything we can do to ease any concerns you have, please do not hesitate to let us know.

What we offer

  • Advice and guidance at every step, including registering the death
  • Arrangements that are tailored to meet your family's needs
  • Local expertise and knowledge
  • Cremation or burial at any local crematorium or burial site
  • Funeral services of all faiths and cultures
  • Access to chapel of rest to visit your loved one
  • Hearses, funeral vehicles and bespoke transport options
  • Memorials and tributes
  • Prepaid funeral plans
  • Online funeral notice and service sheets
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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 and Additional Options 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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    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    The Unattended Funeral

    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    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.
    The Unattended Funeral
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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.
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    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,138 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,138 estimated third party costs
    The Attended Funeral

    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,138 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,138 estimated third party costs
    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.
    The Attended Funeral
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Where to find us

Address

141 Barnes Hill
California
Birmingham B29 5UN
GB

Directions and Parking

We are on the main road, between ASDA and Kwik Fit, opposite KFC and the BP garage.

There is off-street parking available behind the gates of 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 0121 427 4628

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 H Scott & Son Funeral Directors in Birmingham

It is our honour to help you through this difficult time, like we have with our other families from Barnes Hill. Read their feedback below:
4.9
Rating 4.9
based on 26 reviews
Rating 5.0
The whole service provided by Yvonne and her team was second to none. She made us feel at ease all the way through the preparation, planning, viewing and especially on the final day.
We knew what to expect as we had used WH Scott’s the previous year for my mother in law’s service. We had no hesitation in using them again and would recommend them to anyone who may be able to read this review.
Response from W H Scott & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. 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.
Rating 5.0
From the initial meeting to the funeral itself and even afterwards, the team at WH Scott & Son were extremely helpful, understanding and supportive at a difficult time. Professional throughout, they assisted at every step of way. Would definitely recommend.
Response from W H Scott & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for entrusting us with the care of your Mother. I am glad that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected as it makes a difficult time seem a little easier.
Rating 5.0
Had the unfortunate pleasure to have to use Scott and son, for both parents at different times, if you sadly need their services, they can't come highly recommended enough, very professional, highly dignified, respectful and genuine caring people,
Response from W H Scott & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated. 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. Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care.
Rating 5.0
From the very first phone call to your offices I found your staff very sympathetic and most helpful. Yvonne came to see me, put my mind at ease and arranged everything for me. She is a big asset to your company nothing was too much trouble for her and I can't speak more highly of her.
Response from W H Scott & 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.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service throughout from first phone call when spoke with Yvonne who was very caring and helpful to the actual funeral service.
At no time were we pushed to choose expensive items and differences were clearly explained.
Yvonne was very helpful and kept me notified at all stages of arrangements as well as checking on how we were.
Everybody we dealt with was caring and compassionate , would definitely recommend the Barnes Hill branch .
Response from W H Scott & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your comments left as part of your online review. I am glad that our team were there to guide you through the arrangements for your loved one at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
We had a excellent service from Yvone and the team at Barns hill office.
Response from W H Scott & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send us your online review. Your feedback is always valuable to us.
Rating 5.0
Unfortunetly I have used W H Scott five times now, twice this year (2021). To be honist you get what you pay for....
First class service as soon as you walk through the door, I delt with the Califoria office and the contact there was supberb in dealing with our situation, help and advice in organising the special day was fantastic on both funerals.
My wife and I were treated as friends by all the members of staff we came intouch with, we even had a follow up phone call after the event - to sum up A VERY VERY good company to deal with giving full attention to every detail.
Response from W H Scott & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for entrusting us with the care of another loved one. We know how special each person is and aim to convey this in all aspects of our work from the arrangements to the day of the service. Thank you for these lovely words, it means so much to the whole team.
Rating 5.0
Never something that you want to go through but thanks to the fantastic support and guidance from the team the day went as well as it could. Yvonne was friendly and efficient making the arrangements simple, clear and stress free. Helen the Celebrant was just fantastic, so thoughtful and attentive supporting us up to, including and after the day what a lovely lady. Bill Scott was so professional, attentive and managed the day with an air of dignified control making everyone feel at ease and directing his team impeccably Thank you Bill you gave mom the send off she deserved and put everyone there at ease.
Response from W H Scott & Son Funeral Directors
We know how special each person is and aim to convey this in all aspects of our work from the arrangements to the day of the service. 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.
Rating 5.0
The service we received from this company was exceptional. From the first phone call until after the funeral. The care and compassion that was used by all, will stay with me for a long time. You never felt rushed or forced in to anything. I would definitely recommend W H Scott.
Response from W H Scott & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed review. It is incredibly helpful to other families in the same circumstances as yourself. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
From start to finish I cannot praise the team enough at the Barnes Hill branch. They were so kind and understanding, the whole process was explained including the complete breakdown of the cost. On the actual day the funeral director treated the family with care and respect, we were given everything we needed.

I would recommend W H Scott to anyone who needs help in this sad time.
Response from W H Scott & Son 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. 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
My father who died recently had taken out a funeral plan many years ago. When he moved address his funeral plan was transferred to WH Scott & Son as this was local to where he lived. From the very first phone call with them I felt at ease. Myself and my sister went along to the office to confirm arrangements. We felt very Covid safe whilst at their offices. They were in touch with me on a regular basis to make sure I was ok and to advise me what they had arranged and what would happen next.
On the day of the cremation I knew exactly what the arrangements were and again the whole process was very Covid safe. Staff throughout this have been very attentive and supportive and made a very sad event more bearable.
Response from W H Scott & 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.
Rating 5.0
With the sad and harrowing time we have recently undergone W H Scott helped us through with the utmost care and compassion in the most professional manner possible.
Every detail of the funeral was carefully and precisely arranged to a completely flawless procedure
A service I have and will continue to recommend to others.
Response from W H Scott & Son Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved. I am pleased that you were well looked after by our team.
Rating 5.0
Very good service
Response from W H Scott & Son Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience online with us. It helps other families in their time of need.
Rating 5.0
So please how thigs went from the moment my sister went to you place .made me feel like sister was at home . So warmly and welcoming. I could not be any happier on should a sad day .cannot thank scott&son with most respect and thought full best regards mrs A priddy
Response from W H Scott & Son Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for W H Scott & Son. Your feedback is always valuable to us and I am pleased that the team looked after you so well.
Rating 5.0
I can't praise WHScott and Son enough. Nothing was to much trouble everything was planned perfectly to the smallest detail. Yvonne at the branch is a credit to the company and proud of the care and pride she takes in looking after her families. Thank you and I won't hesitate in recommending Scotts to anyone. I
Response from W H Scott & 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 4.0
Yvonne at the Barnes hill branch was so professional and nothing was to much trouble , made a very upsetting time less stressful.
Response from W H Scott & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
The staff were very respectful, considerate and understanding, couldn't fault the service, we will be taking out a funeral plan with them ourselves, highly recommended
Response from W H Scott & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. 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
W h Scott, at Barnes Hill - Yvonne and Liz we’re very helpful and respectful of our wishes for my dad that passed away.
It’s a difficult enough time but they made it easier for us being so nice and supportive.
Response from W H Scott & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
I thought u done a fantastic job
My mom would of been happy
Thank u x
Response from W H Scott & 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 the arrangements for your Mother were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
The service provided by this company is second to none. Having dealt with other funeral providers over the past few years
the staff at this company are excellent. Not only do they guide you through the procedure but make helpful suggestions.
Nothing is too much for them to do for you. A special thank you must go to Yvonne for her patience and understanding. Mr Scott a true gentleman must be very proud of his staff and company.
Response from W H Scott & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time and that you were so well looked after by our team.
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