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Photos showing the arrival of 300 boxes of the Fifth Edition of The Natural Death Handbook at the charity's headquarters in May 2012. Additional images were taken at 'Death Fest' at the Southbank Centre 27-29th January 2012, where we spoke to hundreds of people and with their help created a bejewelled pink coffin.
List of Natural Burial Grounds
Exwick Cemetery, Exeter, Devon
Our natural burial site is on a hillside within Exwick Cemetery, Exeter. Its city setting means it has good road and public transport links. The site offers natural burial in a secluded glade surrounded by mature trees. Memorials are not permitted in the natural burial area but memorial benches, plaques and trees can be placed elsewhere in the cemetery. The cemetery is council run so the long term maintenance of the site is assured.
There is a non denominational chapel available for secular and religious services. We can advise on all aspects of the funeral including obtaining a biodegradable coffin or shroud. We work flexibly with people to give them the funeral they want – just contact us with your needs.
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Contact Exeter City Council Bereavement Services
Site Address Exwick Road
PostCode EX4 2BT
Telephone 01392 265370
Site manager Exeter City Council Bereavement Services
Correspondence address Room 1.8 Civic Centre, Paris St, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1RQ
Type of Plots Available
Natural burial plots
Interment of ashes
Scattering of ashes
Price list is on website
Embalmed bodies are accepted for burial
Families can backfill the grave
Memorials Tree planting schemes
The site is manned full time
No appointment necessary to visit burial ground
Someone is available to guide visitors with appointment
Dogs on leads welcome
Visiting opening hours 9-4pm winter, 9-8pm summer
On site facilities Car Park, Shelter, Chapel for Gathering, WCs
You may choose whichever funeral director you wish
Friends and family can undertake all or part of the funeral service themselves
Completely natural, biodegradable coffin materials
Veneered chipboard / MDF coffins Allowed
The New Natural Death Handbook fifth edition is out now, this book is a must read for everyone. Completely revised and expanded into a boxed set of three books... Read more
Credit to Will Whipple (photographer)
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