Arrange a burial for your loved one

Stockman & Loram can look after and arrange for a burial to take place across Torbay, Teignbridge, South hams and further away if required. Burials most commonly take place in Cemeteries in Torquay, Paignton, Newton Abbot, Totnes, Kingsteignton, Bishopsteignton and Teignmouth. Churchyard burials can take place in a number of Churchyards across the area too, however some are only open for burials in existing family graves. Please contact Stockman & Loram funeral directors in Paignton and Brixham for further advice. There are also a number of Green Burial sites in South Devon. Please see our Green Funerals page for more information.


Stockman & Loram will look after all the necessary arrangements and liaise with all the necessary people to make sure that the burial is carried out in accordance to your wishes. Stockman & Loram will advise and assist you with all the necessary paperwork and arrange practical things such as grave digging and the removal of any memorial stone currently on the grave.


Churchyards are a traditional place of burial for those living within a parish. A parishioner is defined as someone who normally resides in the ecclesiastical parish in question. Additionally, a person on the church electoral roll at the time of death and a person happening to die in the parish also have a right of burial in the churchyard.

In Torbay, Churchyard burials can take place at several locations, however some are only able to offer burial in existing family graves:

  • St Mary’s Church in Brixham (existing family graves)
  • Churston Parish Church (new graves available) near Brixham,
  • Collaton St Mary Parish Church in Paignton (new graves available)
  • Paignton Parish Church (existing family graves)
  • Cockington Parish Church (existing family graves)
  • St Marychurch Parish Church in Torquay (existing family graves)
  • Kingskerswell Parish Church (new graves available)
  • Coffinswell Parish Church (new graves available)
  • Berry Pomeroy Parish Church (new graves available)
  • Marldon Parish Church near Paignton (new graves available)

Local Authority Cemeteries

Locally there are several Local Authority Cemeteries. Some offer new graves, some only in existing plots. Some also allow for plots to be pre purchased, which we recommend if considering your future wishes.

  • Torquay Cemetery (Hele Road) offers new burial plots as well as burials in existing graves where permissible. Plots cannot be pre purchased.
  • Newton Abbot Cemetery (Old Totnes Road) allows for burials in new and existing plots. Plots can also be pre purchased but only for a limited period in advance of 20 years.
  • Kingsteignton Cemetery (New Cross Park) allows for burials in new and existing plots. Plots can also be pre purchased but only for a limited period in advance of 20 years.
  • Totnes Cemetery (Plymouth Road) lies in a peaceful, semi-rural setting in Follaton within walking distance of the town centre of Totnes. The Cemetery is run by Totnes Town Council and anyone may apply to be buried in its grounds. Space is available in consecrated land for burials or cremated remains. There is also a section for members of the Catholic faith. It is possible to pre purchase plots in Totnes Cemetery. Please contact us for further details.
  • Teignmouth & Dawlish Cemeteries allow for burials in new and existing plots. Plots can also be pre purchased but only for a limited period in advance of 20 years.
  • Dartmouth Cemetery (Dartmouth Town Council)

Private Parish Cemeteries

Privately owned burial grounds are available in several locations:

  • Kingswear Cemetery (Kingswear Parish Council)
  • Bishopsteignton Cemetery (Bishopsteignton Parish Council)


Stockman & Loram can also help with arranging a Burial in Private Ground, other than a churchyard or cemetery. This is not forbidden by law, although new private grounds can only be opened with the consent of the local Environmental Health Authority. We have previously helped families to arrange this, such as a farmer being buried on his land near Totnes. Please contact Sebastian Loram for further information on 01803 882385.

Personalised services conducted in a caring manner

A funeral memorial service should be both a sombre reflection and a celebration of a person’s life. There are many ways in which you can choose personalised elements when arranging a funeral service. From the flower arrangements to the music, the team at Stockman & Loram will give you all the support and guidance you need to design the perfect service. As long-standing funeral directors,  we help bereaved families throughout Paignton, Torbay, Exeter, and Dartmoor pay tribute to their loved ones with bespoke, personal funerals.

Personal funeral services

  • Floral tributes
  • Memorials
  • Coffin selection
  • Green funerals
  • Professional advice
  • Urns and cremation jewellery
Call Us
Contact us on 01803 843 710, 01803 552 112 for advice on creating personal funerals