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Cemetery Registers

Crematoria in Devon

Devon Record Office holds some records related to Torquay Crematorium only.  For information about other cremations, please contact the crematoria listed below:

Exeter and surrounding areas
Cremations take place at the Exeter and Devon Crematorium which opened in November 1963 and is now run independently by Dignity Funerals.  
Address: Exeter & Devon Crematorium, Topsham Rd, Exeter, EX2 6EU
Tel: 01392 496333
Websites: http://www.exeter.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=9151
and http://www.dignityfunerals.co.uk/dignity/

North Devon
The North Devon Crematorium is a joint service provided by North Devon Council and Torridge District Council.
Address: North Devon Crematorium, Old Torrington Road, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 3NW
Tel: 01271 345431
Fax: 01271 328116
Email: crematorium@northdevon.gov.uk

Plymouth and surrounding areas
See general webpage at http://www.plymouth.gov.uk/cemeteriesandcrematoria.htm

Plymouth Crematorium, Efford
Opened in 1963
Address: Plymouth Crematorium, Efford Road, Plymouth , PL3 6NG
Tel: 01752 306104
Website: http://www.plymouth.gov.uk/effordcemetery.htm

Weston Mill Crematorium, Plymouth
The Weston Mill Cemetery opened in 1904. It was originally known as Devonport Borough Cemetery.  The crematorium opened in 1967
Address: Weston Mill Cemetery Lodge, Ferndale Road , Plymouth, PL2 2EP
Website: http://www.plymouth.gov.uk/westonmillcemetery.htm

Torquay and surrounding areas
Contact details:  Torbay Cemeteries and Crematorium, Hele Road, Torquay, TQ2 7QG
Tel: 01803 327768
Website: http://www.torquaycrematorium.co.uk/index.html

Torbay Cemeteries and Crematorium records held at Devon Record Office are in two uncatalogued deposits belonging to the Torbay Cemeteries and Crematorium collection [ref:  4241C]. Those relating to the crematorium are as follows:

Collection 4241C/acc: 7366 (uncatalogued):

  • indexes to cremation registers, Torquay Crematorium, 1956-1991
  • cremation fees book, Torquay Crematorium, 1965-1989.

Collection 4241C/acc: 7359 (uncatalogued):

  • papers and correspondence, building of crematorium, 1951-1954
  • proposed purchase by Torbay Borough Council, 1974-1975
  • Paignton and Torquay Cemeteries and Crematorium undertaking, 1975
  • leaflet, visit of Cremation Society of Great Britain, 1976
  • draft position statement, Cemeteries and Crematorium Section,  Borough Engineers Department, Torbay Council, 1979
  • programme, opening of modernised crematorium, Torquay, 1986
  • plans, graveyards, buildings and extensions,  Torquay Cemetery and Crematorium, 1939-1992
  • photographs, negatives, Torquay Cemetery and Crematorium, 20th century