Exhumation

Sometimes, it is necessary to exhume a buried coffin (or indeed a coffin which is in the crematorium building which is yet to be cremated).

This may be immediately – for example, if the coffin has been sealed and the family wishes to have an item out of the coffin but the act of committal has already taken place – or 50 years or more later. It can be for a number of reasons, and not always at the request of the family.

We are able to provide a full exhumation service including liaising with all third parties including the cemetery and Environmental Health department. We provide a full professional serviceĀ  from the initial enquiry until the coffin is laid to rest for the second time, and beyond.We also arrange for the completion of all paperwork including Coroner’s Warrant, Department of Constitutional Affairs (DCA, formerly the Home Office) Licence or an Ecclesiastical Faculty.

For more information, please contact us at our Eachelhurst Road Funeral Home.

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