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Images of  Willow Row Barrow / Soulton Long Barrow 

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Guidance for visiting & arranging services - 24/3/20

The Government's latest advice has meant we need to change our policies. Details of the latest restrictions can be found here:  BBC website

Niche Owners - Updated policy Tuesday 24th March 6pm

  • Niche owners may now not visit their niches until further notice

Memorial & Funeral Services - Services can be held at our barrows

  • Our barrows are available for services, irrespective of a family owning a niche or not
  • Use of the barrow is Free of Charge for niche owners, services are limited to 2 hours
  • A modest fee is charged for families using the barrow but don't own a niche
  • Guests are limited to 'single household members only'
  • Please DO NOT attend a service if anyone in your household has symptoms
  • We will provide candles Free of Charge
  • The barrow gate will be disinfected prior to and after your service
  • Please ask all guests to wear gloves
  • Services can be held on any day (subject to availability) between 9am - 5pm



Meaningful resting places for cremation ashes

Choosing a final resting place for cremation ashes is a personal decision. Everyone's hopes for resting in peace are a little different. Our hand-crafted barrows set in beautiful rural locations, allow you space, time and a place to wonder.
Our sympathetic team will help you choose a niche within a barrow where you can place cremation ashes and visit whenever you want.
Arrange to visit a barrow and speak to us about your needs.

Freedom to celebrate your loved one’s life as you wish

We will help you create a funeral or memorial service that best honours the person whose life you are celebrating.

Our barrows provide a secular resting place with no restrictions about religion or ritual, which songs you may sing, how loudly you laugh or cry, or how long your service can take. Use of the barrow is free for the day of your service.

Your loved one’s ashes will be placed inside a niche with a stone facade. It is possible to commission a personalised design for the facade or a glass panel which can be opened if you wish to have access to the urn.

Single, double and multi-urn niches are available, and you can pass them on from one generation to the next.

"We placed the ashes on the most beautiful sunny spring day with the sound of birdsong
outside, we all felt being in the barrow had a profoundly uplifting effect. The whole
experience has been amazingly positive at a time when it could have been total
sadness." -
Barbara, Hertfordshire

Read what people say about Sacred Stones.

A place of pilgrimage

When we talk to people about their experience of being in the barrow, they say it feels like coming home. Walking up to the barrow gives you time to settle your mind and leave everyday life behind.

Open Days & Private Ceremonies:

All Public Open Days are cancelled until further notice. Private visits are permissable (one household only per visit).     

Wear suitable footware for a walk in the countryside. If you need assistance from the car park(s) to the barrow please call on: 01234 780 280

For private viewings or advice please  contact us

BBCCountryfile Soulton Long Barrow
As seen on BBC Country File

In this short film families talk openly about their own experiences and why they chose to use a Barrow to create a unique memorial for their loved ones ashes. 

What we offer

●   An alternative to crematorium-based services and      memorials.
●  A funeral or memorial service. Use of the barrow is free of charge, and without time constraints.
●  Niches for single urns, couples & families. All niches come with a stone facade.
●   No limit on how many urns or sets of ashes are placed within a multi-urn niche.
●   Scattering ashes and tree planting options.
●   Flexible, renewable terms.
●   The ability for families to pass their niche on to future generations.

Visit us

We currently have two barrows open to the public:
Willow Row Barrow in Cambridgeshire
Soulton Long Barrow in Shropshire
We also designed and built the Mid-England Barrow in Warwickshire.

We hold regular open days at our barrows. Take a walk around the site, see what it is like inside, and ask us any questions you wish. Find out more and see the dates for our upcoming open days.

What people say about choosing a barrow:

“The barrow, its shape, its natural stone, its location, instantly gave me the same feeling of the past being an essential part of the present, of our lives being a shared history. Of peace and calm and connection. And I am drawn to the barrow as a place of rest and pilgrimage for exactly those reasons.” - Anna

" I have never seen anything quite as spectacular as Willow Row barrow. After losing my brother-in-law, it was imperative to find something as beautiful as his soul for him to rest and this is exactly what we found here at Willow Row barrow." - Alix


Testimony recorded by the BBC at an open day hosted by Sacred Stones
Soulton Long Barrow at Night
The Guardian
Tomb with a view: why burial mounds are a better way to go.
By Oliver Wainwright
We placed the ashes on the most beautiful sunny spring day with the sound of birdsong outside........Testimony here

BBC Midlands Live-
Latest from the Soulton Long Barrow Build

Willow Row Central chamber lit up

An introduction to Willow Row Barrow, Cambridgeshire
Medium Niches at Willow Row Barrow

How to Reserve an Niche. What types of Niches are available?

Plan for the future with the most flexible savings plan provider
More info here

The Independent Video: Part 1: Bringing back the Barrow
Winner 2017 Good Funeral Guide Awards

Voted the best for 'What to do with Cremation ashes' 
Sacred Stones win a 'Death Oscar' at The Good Funeral Guide Awards 2017

BBC Film placement of three monoliths for the new Long Barrow in Shropshire. More here
gfg-recommended-2020-web.jpgIndustry accolade awarded by The Good Funeral Guide - Read more here
Willow Row Barrow Outside

Why a Barrow? 
Niche owners and visitors share thoughts and testimonies here