A caring, professional service to provide reassurance and comfort at a difficult time

Norman Lock and Son's Private Chapel of Rest is in Black Torrington, Beaworthy. You are welcome to visit at a time convenient to you. We understand that sometimes relatives and friends have a long distance to travel, so we can accommodate your needs, without putting restrictions on time and length of visit.

Friends and family will receive care and support from a member of the Lock family, during their visit. You will also be welcome to spend private time with your loved one. You can be with your loved one for as long as you like and they will remain in the Chapel of Rest until the day of the funeral.

While your loved one is in our personal care, we will look after them with dignity and sensitivity.

We will talk to you about forms of funeral service and guide you through all the choices available, to make sure your loved one's funeral is special, and meaningful.

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.


Choice is a very personal matter. We are able to offer a wide selection, from traditional wood or wood effect caskets, to environmentally friendly options, including willow caskets, hand-woven in the West Country, with natural cotton linings.

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.