What To Do With Ashes in the UK?

Statistically most ashes are removed from the crematorium, but  often families don’t know what to do with them.

Some statistics from the Cremation Society of Great Britain 2015:

74% - removed from the crematorium (destination unknown)

18% - strewn at the crematorium

6% - interred at the crematorium

2% - retained pending instructions

What does the Law say?

In the UK the law regarding ashes is reasonably relaxed. There is nothing explicit in the legislation restricting the disposal of ashes.

Transferring to another country instead of choosing to scatter or inter in the UK does deserve some research. We’d encourage you to contact the embassy of the country you are travelling too (to scatter or inter).

Issues might arise if you wish to scatter (or inter) on land you don’t own. This may seem obvious but be careful. Woodland, formal gardens, ancient monuments (e.g. Stonehenge) are popular scattering venues, and the staff responsible are ‘challenged’ by this problem (as they see it).

To alliviate this challenging problem we provide single niches for 1yr after which you may scatter the ashes within the barrow site.

In addition we will give you a memorial tree to plant in our memorial plantation.

The cost for this service is £750

We have other barrows planned across the UK, take a look at our locations for more information.

So what else can you do?

  • Combine with jewellery
  • Make into a diamond (yes this can be done!)
  • Scatter with help from a firework, a plane, a balloon
  • Combine a small amount in a pen or walking stick

There are seemingly endless possibilities, just call us to discuss.