A. H. Freemantle Funeral Directors Botley

A. H. Freemantle Independent Funeral Directors, Botley branch opened in October 2013 and is managed by Claire Chandler.

Claire has over 20 years’ experience arranging funerals and helping families in the Botley and the surrounding area, having previously managed F C Hughes Funeral Directors in Hedge End.

Our office is situated on Botley High Street. There is parking in the village car park behind the Dolphin Hotel or you may also use the car park behind Reggina’s Italian Restaurant. There is also further roadside parking.

Claire supports families in all areas between Wickham and Southampton. Whether you require a more bespoke service, such as a horse drawn hearse or a ‘green’ woodland burial, or whether you are looking for a funeral within a strict budget, call us on 01489 876 546 or email us mail@ahfreemantle.co.uk

Every enquiry is without obligation.

What are the costs?

In addition to our standard prices, we have introduced some fixed price offerings that allow families the opportunity to say farewell to their loved ones in a dignified way while keeping costs to a minimum.

We offer these funeral services in good faith, but we offer no variation of the services included in the fixed price. Should you require us to provide any additional components not included in the fixed price then our standard price list will apply. We really do want to help so please email or speak to us if you are in any doubt.

Funeral costs are made up of two charges. Our fees, and those fees payable on your behalf also known as ‘disbursements’.

Unattended cremation £1000 

Sometimes referred to as a direct cremation, full payment is required prior to this taking place.

This includes:

  • bringing the person into our care during working hours
  • care and attention until the day of the cremation
  • an eco wood coffin suitable for cremation
  • transport and personnel on the day of the cremation
  • returning the ashes as agreed or scattering in the garden of remembrance

Cremation Committal only including all fees:  £1000 plus fees

Full payment is required prior to the cremation.

These funerals are ideal for a family wishing to handle their own arrangments or for those wishing to have a simple service. The coffin can be in the chapel on the family’s arrival or family can provide their own bearers.

This includes:

  • bringing your loved in to our care in working hours
  • care and attention until the funeral, including chapel visits
  • a light oak veneered coffin, lining and inscription plate
  • a single point of contact who will be directing the funeral on the day

Fixed Price Cremation  £2000 plus fees (disbursements)

This includes:

  • bringing your loved in to our care in working hours
  • care and attention until the funeral, including chapel visits
  • a light oak veneered coffin, lining and inscription plate
  • a single point of contact who will be directing the funeral on the day
  • a hearse that will proceed directly to the crematorium from our premises
  • bearers as required
  • handling donations on the family’s behalf
  • liaising with doctors, crematoria, and ministers and all related administration

Our Standard Fees

For a full list of our prices, and to enable us to give you an accurate quotation please call or email one of our branches. As an independent family company we are pleased to advise and help without obligation.

Disbursements

Disbursements refer to the fees that we pay on your behalf and will include the fees for any minister, the fee for the use of the church or funeral venue, the cemetery or churchyard fees, crematorium and doctors’ fees, newspaper announcements, catering and flowers.

Examples of current disbursements are as follows:

  • Cremation at Portchester Crematorium excluding organist £615
  • Cremation at Southampton Crematorium excluding organist £825
  • Cremation at Wessex Vale (Hedge End) including organist £915
  • Doctors’ cremation certificate fees £164
  • Ministers’ fees (these do vary from parish to parish) approximately £195
  • Purchase of a new grave in a plot selected by Fareham Borough Council £635
  • Interment in a new grave in a Fareham Borough Council run cemetery £825
  • Purchase of a cremation plot selected by Fareham Borough council £215
  • Fee to Fareham Borough Council for the interment of ashes £200

These prices are all correct until 30th September 2019


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