A caring, local, independently owned funeral service with over 95 years of continuous service to the community

Norman Lock and Son Funeral Service is a truly independent, family owned company in Black Torrington, Devon, with experience carried down through four generations of the family.

We will ensure that your loved one will be cared for with courtesy and respect by our family team and hope this reassurrance will provide you with some comfort and at a difficult time. Our family team and facilities ensure that we continue to provide the highest level of service to the community.

Our family is here to look after your family and your loved one. We are here for you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

We know that families put great trust in the Funeral Director to ensure that arrangements are carried through with the utmost dignity, sentitivity and professionalism.

We are proud that Kate, the fourth generation to enter the Lock family business has gained her Diploma in Funeral Directing (Dip FD).

Decisions and choices are personal and take a lot of thought. We hope that the help and guidance we offer, throughout this difficult and distressing time, will prove some help and comfort.


We are able to provide, erect, maintain and refurbish many styles of memorials, to suit your personal taste and requirements and will help you to choose a beautifully crafted memorial to your loved one - from a simple headstone to an individual memorial, designed to your own specification.. We will also take care of the administrative arrangements required by the church, chapel or other location where the memorial is to be sited.


The choice of a coffin is a very personal matter. We are able to offer a wide selection, from traditional wood or wood effect coffins, to environmentally friendly options, including beautiful coffins, hand-woven in the West Country, from local willow.

We are proud to source our coffins and caskets locally.


Norman Lock and Son is an approved member of the National Association of Funeral Directors.

The National Association of Funeral Directors demands high professional standards so, in order to be accepted into membership, funeral firms are assessed against strict criteria. Members of the NAFD are then required to abide by a stringent Code of Practice and are monitored regularly to ensure a high quality of service is maintained.