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Cemetery Registers

Crematoria in Devon

Devon Heritage Centre 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 Heritage Centre 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

East Devon Crematorium
South West England’s newest crematorium opened in 2011 and is just off the A30 Daisymount junction, between Exeter and Honiton. It serves a large area of East Devon and West Dorset stretching from Exmouth to Bridport.
Address: East Devon Crematorium, London Road, Strete Ralegh, Whimple EX5 2PT, Devon
Tel: 01404 823017

Website: http://eastdevoncrematorium.co.uk/