Devizes Road, Semington, Wiltshire, BA14 8EH
The privately owned West Wiltshire Crematorium is a peaceful place, set in 10 acres of countryside overlooking the pastures that border the Kennet and Avon canal at Semington. The natural stone and timber buildings stand in tranquil grounds, including a beautifully kept Garden of Remembrance.
The crematorium is situated about 100 yards from the roundabout which forms the junction of the A350 and A361. Take the Trowbridge exit from the roundabout and you’ll find the crematorium secluded in trees, signposted to the left, a short distance down the A361.
The crematorium has parking for up to 80 cars with two disabled bays. The site is directly on the No. 49 Trowbridge to Devizes bus route, buses running from near Trowbridge Train Station.
Funeral services can be personalised to suit any religion or belief. A uniformed chapel attendant is at each service. Services are held every 45 minutes, or longer services can be held for an additional fee.
For further information and details of fees visit the West Wiltshire Crematorium website.
209 Whiteway Road, Bath BA2 2RQ01225 396020 Cemeteries_Crematorium@bathnes.gov.uk
Haycombe Crematorium was opened in 1961 and remains the only crematorium in Bath and North East Somerset Council’s area. The modern style building is located at the end of the extensive Haycombe Cemetery with its well-maintained grounds and wildflower pockets. The chapel features a glass wall which gives views over the Englishcombe valley.
The crematorium is located on the southern edge of the city of Bath. Directions to reach the site from the M4 motorway are as follows:
Ample parking is provided outside the crematorium building. The number 12 bus from Dorchester Street – in front of the Bath Bus Station (which is close to the Bath Spa train station) – runs past the Haycombe Cemetery.
The crematorium chapel has seating for 75 people. There is a verandah adjacent for mourners to gather. The burial chapel near the entrance gate to the Haycombe site has seating for 140 and can be used for a service combined with a crematorium slot.
Individual plots are available for the burial of cremated remains, and there are gardens where ashes can be scattered.
Services are held every 45 minutes, allowing time for congregants to be seated and 30 minutes for the actual service. Additional time can be booked. The larger capacity Burial Chapel by the entrance gates can be used for a cremation service free of charge for half an hour, followed by a slot at the crematorium.
For more information visit the Haycombe Cemetery website.
Kingsdown Lane, Swindon SN25 6SG01793 822259 firstname.lastname@example.org
With its rather unique A-shape and colourful glass façade the Kingsdown Crematorium chapel, managed by Swindon Borough Council, is set in neat, treed grounds which house memorial gardens, a wall of remembrance, a cemetery and plots for cremated remains.
Kingsdown Crematorium is to be found on the outskirts of Swindon near the South Marston Industrial Estate. From the M4 motorway take exit 15 onto the A419 (Marlborough Road) and follow that road to where it joins the B4141 (Kingsdown Road). Turn right into Kingsdown road and a short distance further on you’ll see the Crematorium signposted to the left.
There is a large car park on the Crematorium site. The nearest railway station is Swindon, from where it is possible to catch the No. 10 bus from the bus station to alight at Arkells Brewery. From there it is a 16 minute walk to the Crematorium.
Beside the chapel where cremation services are held, there is a covered area where floral tributes are displayed after a service. There is also a special room for Books of Remembrance. The peaceful chapel seats up to 70 people. There is a digital music system for playing downloaded music and an organist can be arranged.
Services are scheduled every 45 minutes, and can be held in any format the bereaved wish to suit any denomination, culture or religious belief.
For further information, including costs and office opening hours, visit the Kingsdown Crematorium website.
Westerleigh Road, Westerleigh, Bristol BS37 8QP0117 937 4619 email@example.com
The privately owned Westerleigh Crematorium and Cemetery is surrounded by 25 acres of countryside in South Gloucestershire, but serves the people of Bristol as well. The natural stone and timber buildings – there are two chapels – and tranquil grounds have been tastefully arranged to make the most of the natural beauty of the rural setting.
Situated near the village of Pucklechurch, about 8 miles north east of Bristol city, Westerleigh Crematorium can be easily reached from the M4 motorway.
Approaching from Bristol on the M4 exit at junction 19 onto the M32. Take the slip road at Junction 1 on the M32 and at the bottom turn left onto the A4174 ring road. Travel through a set of traffic lights to the next roundabout, and filter left. At the following roundabout drive straight over, and at the next turn left. This road takes you up a hill to a crossroads, where you turn right at the sign for Pucklechurch and the Crematorium.
Approaching from London on the M4 exit at junction 18 onto the A46 Stroud/Yate Road. A short distance on you’ll find a left turning signposted to the Crematorium. Follow the road for around four miles until you reach a crossroads, where you turn left to the Crematorium.
There is a large car park close to the chapels and hospitality suites.
The nearest railway station in at the town of Yate, on the main Bristol to Birmingham line. A First Bus service connects Yate (from the Shopping Centre) to Pucklechurch. The bus is no. Y5 and originates at Bristol bus station, so you can ride it all the way from the city to Pucklechurch if you wish, and walk the short distance to the crematorium from the bus stop in Goldfinch Way, Pucklechurch.
Westerleigh caters for personalised funeral services to suit individual requirements and people of all beliefs and faiths. An organist is available but both chapels feature state of the art downloadable music systems so a wide choice of music is available.
Services are booked in 45 minute slots, allowing for 30 minutes of actual service time, with additional time available by arrangement.
Funeral services at Westerleigh can be webcast to anywhere in the world, and DVD and CD audio recordings of the service can be made. A large screen in the chapel can display a montage of photographs of the deceased during the service, or simply a holding single image.
To find out more visit the Westerleigh Crematorium Website.