About Sacred Stones

Formed in 2014, Sacred Stones Ltd is dedicated to creating meaningful final resting places for cremation ashes, inspired by the ancient burial mounds of our prehistoric ancestors.
 
The inspiration for Sacred Stones is based entirely on the publics reaction to, and emotional connection with The Long Barrow at All Cannings- The barrow has become  a venue to celebrate life, providing a wonderfully natural alternative to modern day memorials and cemeteries.
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Based in Bedfordshire, Sacred Stones is a private company formed by Toby Angel, Mark Davis, Martin Fildes and Geraint Davies.  Martin and Geraint were responsible for designing and building The Long Barrow at All Cannings Wiltshire, the first long barrow in circa 5,000 years. 
The Good Funeral Guild raises public awareness of end-of-life and funeral consumer issues – acting as an interface between the funeral industry and the public and promoting better public understanding of deathcare and the commemoration of the dead – creating a comprehensive information resource for funeral consumers.

Why Choose a Sacred Stones Barrow?

Our ethos is to provide alternative memorials offering a markedly fuller, more sincere commemorative experience, one that imbues a greater sense of integrity, and importantly encourages a return. We offer the burial of an urn or ashes within a niche at all of our barrow sites in the UK following a traditional or simple cremation. Our niches are suitable for single sets of ashes, couples and families, all niches come with a stone façade for personalisation, we are also able to provide a felt urn.

Our barrow sites are secular welcoming all irrespective of their beliefs. Your commemorative experience(s) can be simple or elaborate, with or without a celebrant, and can last as long as you need. We believe choice is important, grief needs time without constraint and we know, through testimony, this is what a barrow provides.

 
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What's a Sacred Stones Barrow like?

Stepping inside the barrow a stillness descends. Niches line the walls, a central passageway bisects the circular chamber which is illuminated by candles to bring a warm and natural radiance to the interior.  
The dressed limestone walls reach up to stone lintels which support the striking beehive-shaped corbelled roof above. 

An extract of a BBC interview with a lady who chose to place her husband's ashes in a barrow.