Help and advice to provide guidance and reassurance at a difficult time

When someone dies there are many arrangements and decisions to be made at a time of personal distress.

Chris or Kate Lock will visit you at home and talk you through everthing that needs to be done. They are experienced in local administrative formalities and will guide you through and help you with everything, including registering the death, placing announcements in local papers, arranging burial or cremation and other matters.

There are many helpful websites, which can offer professional guidance on what to do when someone dies.

The website of the National Association of Funeral Directors is an excellent source of general information about funerals.

There is also a section of the Direct Gov website which has checklists of things to do when someone dies, including information about proving wills and administering estates.


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.


Choice is a very personal matter. We are able to offer a wide selection, from traditional wood or wood effect coffins, plain or decorated, to environmentally friendly options, including willow coffins, hand-woven in the West Country, from local materials.

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.