Death is an unavoidable part of life.
We’ve all experienced it, yet few talk about it.
We want to change that.
We want to give you an alternative to graveyards and crematoriums, we want to give your family a place to journey through grief to a place of beauty, and we want to give everyone a way to celebrate and remember a life lived.
Sacred Stones was founded by Toby, Mark and Martin back in 2014. They were inspired by the dash – that little line that sits between a person’s birth date and death date.
It’s a line that ends a life, but it’s also a line that contains a life. They wanted to bring that dash alive in the same way our ancestors did; and so, Sacred Stones was born.
The first barrow
Our first barrow was handcrafted in 2016, the first of its kind for some 3,500 years. Today, we have barrows in places of natural beauty and local significance across the country – providing everyone with a place to bring their own dash alive through the following values:
Inclusivity – we welcome everyone.
Space – the niche is your space.
Time – there are no time limitations on how long your service may take.
Choice – your niche can be personalised as you or your family wish.
Share – each niche can be passed from generation to generation.
Future – niche terms are renewable.
We believe end of life rituals can be beautiful, we want to show you how.
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
How long is a niche term?
Niches are available in terms of 1 year up to 99 years.
Can anyone access the barrow?
Niche owners and their families can access the barrow at any time during daylight hours. Members of the public can visit on open days and events.
Can I visit a barrow?
We invite everyone to come and visit our barrows through an open day, event, or private tour. To arrange a private viewing please contact us.