Houghtons Funeral Directors Ltd Independent Family Funeral Service
Houghtons Funeral Directors LtdIndependent Family Funeral Service

Direct Cremation Service

Cremation without a funeral service


A direct cremation is a simple, dignified option from Houghtons in which a deceased is cremated without a funeral service or ceremony. Sometimes it is known as an unattended cremation or simple cremation and is our lowest cost cremation service.


Every deceased in our care is treated with dignity and respect. The deceased will be brought into our care in one of our private ambulances during normal office hours and cared for while the administration and documentation element is completed. We will liase with the Coroner's Office, Hospital or Doctor's Surgery to obtain the necessary cremation paperwork. Once the registration process has been completed we will act swiftly and efficiently so that the cremation takes place as soon as possible, usually within 7 business days. We can notify the applicant of the committal date and we will use a local crematorium such as Walton Lea, Widnes, Anfield, Birches, Springwood, Manchester, etc,...

We will collect the cremated remains from the crematoria and advise the applicant when they are able to collect them from us. 


The cost of our direct cremation service is from £999 and includes the cremation fee, the doctor's fee, a simple coffin and bearers. With our £999 option we would decide which crematorium to use.

If a specific crematoria is required then due to varying crematoria fees and requirements we would be able to provide a quote.  


If you would like more information and advice on how we can help in the planning of a direct cremation service please contact us. You will be guided by our experienced caring professionals to organise a simple direct cremation for your loved one. 


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