If your loved one was passionate about the environment, an eco-friendly funeral could be the perfect send off. Ideal for nature lovers, green burials are designed to limit the impact on the environment. We offer a range of eco-friendly coffins and woodland burial options that can be combined with any type of funeral – religious or non-religious.

Here at Stockman & Loram, we have a range of green burial options for you to choose from across Torbay, Teignbridge and South Hams. We can also come up with a bespoke plan, combining a traditional church burial with an environmentally-friendly coffin, for example, creating a thoughtful and personalised sendoff. Our knowledge of the local area means we know exactly where the most tranquil and beautiful locations are for green burials. Our highly experienced and professional funeral directors in Torbay, will be able to give you all the advice and support you need to choose the most appropriate ceremony for your loved one.

Sharpham Meadow Natural Burial Ground

With stunning views of the River Dart and across the South Hams Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Sharpham Meadow Natural Burial Ground offers an ecological alternative to traditional burial or cremation and is open to all – regardless of faith or local residency, having a religious ceremony, a secular ceremony, or no ceremony at all. 

 

The Meadow differs in feel and practice from a traditional churchyard or a municipal cemetery. The site is cared for as a hay meadow, hence the grass is allowed to grow long and cut periodically. Sharpham Meadow is a haven for wildlife, a wide variety of birds, mammals and insects can be found here, such as Barn Owl, Roe Deer and a number of Butterfly species. 

 

Ashes can be interred here as well as full burials. 

 

Only simple flat headstones are permitted, no other memorial items or plantings are allowed. 

 

All graves are a single depth, so if you require a double grave you need to purchase two adjacent plots. 

 

Full Burial plots & Fees 

Single Plot £1,200 

Additional adjacent plot £995 

Burial Fee (gravedigging) £425 

Ashes plots & Fees 

Single Ashes Plot £450 

Additional Adjacent Ashes plot £400 

Burial Fee (preparation of the plot) £250 

Memorial Stone (Burials & Ashes) from £400 

Prices correct as of 1st March 2021 

Conqueror Wood Green Burial Site Torbay

Woodland burials in Torbay

Torbay’s green burial ground is situated in Cockington Country Park. The site is part of Conqueror Wood, an 18-acre woodland planted in 2005. The green burial ground features impressive views and is located just off the A380.

With each green burial, a memorial tree is planted nearby. The burial plot itself is marked with a flat tablet-style plaque and you can opt for single or double depth burials, or the burial of ashes. This woodland burial area attracts a wide range of bird species in addition to insects and wildflowers. Families and guests will receive packets of wildflower seeds to scatter at the site and encourage the diverse range of wildlife to visit.

Conqueror Wood Green Burial Site Torbay
A tranquil space with wildlife all around

Conqueror wood is a natural burial ground and this benefits lots of wildlife.  The rough cut glades provide many butterfly species with sheltered spaces to move within.  The hedgerows are home to the rare and endangered Cirl Bunting.

 

There is a wide range of species present at the site including numerous songbird species, hedgehogs, badgers, foxes and stoats. Other birdlife breeding in the immediate area includes Barn Owls, Kestrels and Great-Spotted Woodpeckers.

Other Green Burial locations

Stockman & Loram are also able to look after green burials in other locations. Below is a list of green burial sites in south Devon:

  • Conqueror Wood in Torquay
  • Sharpham Meadow near Totnes
  • Bidwell Woodland Burial at Rattery, near Totnes
  • Crossways at Cheriton Bishop
  • Yealmpton Woodland Burial at Yealmpton, near Kingsbridge

Eco-friendly coffins

Stockman & Loram have a wide range of coffins suitable for a green burial. These include Wicker coffins, Woollen coffins, Cardboard coffins, Wood coffins and Picture coffins:

  • Wicker coffins in various styles
  • Woollen coffins in white or grey
  • Bamboo coffins
  • Cardboard coffins
  • Colour picture coffins in hundreds of designs
  • Traditional wood coffins with rope or wood handles
Call Us
Get in touch on 01803 843 710, 01803 552 112 to arrange an eco-friendly funeral