A.W. Lymn Cotmanhay

184 reviews

A.W. Lymn is a family-run funeral director firm serving bereaved families from Cotmanhay, Heanor, Kimberley, and other communities in the area.

Latest Verified Reviews

Peter Wood 24th May 2024

Lovely friendly staff, very helpful and give you the strength to get through the day.Highly recommend them for everything.

Lynn Tunnecliff 5th Feb 2024

The Family of Barbara Dorian would like to thank Lymns Funeral Directors for the dignified and professional service they provided from start to finish in arranging Barbaras farewell. Particular thanks to Nicky and Mick and his team. Also a special mention to our chosen celebrant Tracey Mathew's for her warm and sympathetic eulogy . We definitely made the right choices to bid farewell to our much loved mum/mother in law/grandma and would recommend them wholeheartedly. From Lynn, her husband and brothers, the grandkids and all the family.

Graham Hammersley 31st Jan 2024

Everything was perfect and all of Marjorie's many friends and relatives were very impressed. We all felt that with the help of A.W. Lymn we had given her the best send-off possible. Special mention is due to your Civil Celebrant, Mark Chapman, whose delivery was praised by all who attended. Thanks too to Nicola Anderson for her organisation and also to Kevin Hall who took over seamlessly when Nicola was ill.

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Funeral arrangements

  • Home visit
  • 24 hour telephone support
  • On-site parking
  • Chapel of rest
  • Hearse
  • Limousine
  • Horse-drawn hearse
  • Bespoke vehicle
  • Coffin
  • Personalised coffin
  • Casket
  • Headstone / Plaque
  • Urn
  • Memorial jewellery
  • Floral tributes
  • Charitable donations
  • Newspaper announcement
  • Online obituary
  • Memorial book
  • Order of service sheets
  • Music
  • Video tribute
  • Funeral webcasting
  • Catering
  • Dove release
  • Balloon release
  • Fireworks

Types of funeral

  • Traditional burial
  • Simple funeral
  • Traditional cremation
  • Green funeral
  • Direct cremation
  • Burial at sea
  • Non-religious funeral
  • Anglican funeral
  • Roman Catholic funeral
  • Muslim funeral
  • Jewish funeral
  • Sikh funeral
  • Hindu funeral
  • Buddhist funeral
  • Children’s funeral

Financial arrangements

  • Financial advice
  • Wills & probate
  • Pre-paid funeral plan

Additional services

  • Repatriation
  • Bereavement counselling
  • List of mourners

Location

113 Cotmanhay Road
Cotmanhay
Ilkeston
Derbyshire
DE7 8NG

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Opening Hours

Day Hours
Monday Open 24 hours
Tuesday Open 24 hours
Wednesday Open 24 hours
Thursday Open 24 hours
Friday Open 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Call: 0115 930 1639

About Us

In 2003, the Cotmanhay branch joined A.W. Lymn The Family Funeral Service. Before then, it was the headquarters of the Ilkeston Co-op Funeral Service, which opened in 1979.

Bennerley House, the beautiful building where the funeral home is located, originally belonged to a local carpenters and includes a reception area, family rooms, visitation rooms, cold room facilities and garaging for part of our fleet of Rolls Royce hearses and limousines.

Mick Schofield is the funeral director responsible for this office and is assisted by funeral arranger Nikki Anderson.

The opening times are from 9 am to 5 pm from Monday to Friday, but you can call at any time on the telephone number to arrange an appointment – you will then be able to arrange a meeting at your convenience.

The branch covers all of Cotmanhay and its surrounding area, including Awsworth, Cossall, Eastwood, Heanor, Langley Mill, Loscoe, Shipley, Smalley, Stanley, West Hallam and further afield.

A W Lymn The Family Funeral Service was founded in 1907 and is now managed by Nigel, Matthew and Jackie Lymn Rose.

Latest Obituaries

Ellen   Sarah Stevenson

Ellen Sarah Stevenson

May 1959 - May 2024

Kenneth William    Wood

Kenneth William Wood

May 1934 - Mar 2024

Carvar   Noon

Carvar Noon

Nov 1972 - Mar 2024

Jean   Elizabeth Rigley

Jean Elizabeth Rigley

Mar 1946 - Mar 2024

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Peter Wood 24th May 2024

    Lovely friendly staff, very helpful and give you the strength to get through the day.Highly recommend them for everything.

    A.W. Lymn, Cotmanhay Team replied
    Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to leave this lovely review. It was an honour to take care of your father, and to guide you through all the funeral arrangements. Nicola.
  • 5 Lynn Tunnecliff 5th Feb 2024

    The Family of Barbara Dorian would like to thank Lymns Funeral Directors for the dignified and professional service they provided from start to finish in arranging Barbaras farewell. Particular thanks to Nicky and Mick and his team. Also a special mention to our chosen celebrant Tracey Mathew's for her warm and sympathetic eulogy . We definitely made the right choices to bid farewell to our much loved mum/mother in law/grandma and would recommend them wholeheartedly. From Lynn, her husband and brothers, the grandkids and all the family.

    A.W. Lymn, Cotmanhay Team replied
    Thank you for taking the time to leave this lovely review. It was a pleasure guiding you through the funeral arrangements and taking care of your mother. I am pleased that everything went as you had planed for the send off your mother Barbara deserved. From Nicola and all the A W Lymn team at Cotmanhay.
  • 5 Graham Hammersley 31st Jan 2024

    Everything was perfect and all of Marjorie's many friends and relatives were very impressed. We all felt that with the help of A.W. Lymn we had given her the best send-off possible. Special mention is due to your Civil Celebrant, Mark Chapman, whose delivery was praised by all who attended. Thanks too to Nicola Anderson for her organisation and also to Kevin Hall who took over seamlessly when Nicola was ill.

    A.W. Lymn, Cotmanhay Team replied
    Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to leave a lovely review. I am pleased that everything went to plan, and we were able to give your mother the send off she deserved. From Nicola and all the A W Lymn team at Cotmanhay.
  • 5 Philip Gregory 8th Jan 2024

    Thank you all at lymns at Ilkeston for the attention to detail making it just as our mother had plan she would have been very pleased  just as we were 

    A.W. Lymn, Cotmanhay Team replied
    Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to leave this lovely review. It was an honour to take care of June and to be there to guide you all through the funeral arrangements. From Nikki and all the team at Cotmanhay.
  • 5 Terence Bowler 2nd Jan 2024

    Nicola and her fantastic team provided an excellent service for my sisters funeral, they went above and beyond and made it possible in what my sister wanted. Thank you so much

    A.W. Lymn, Cotmanhay Team replied
    Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to leave a lovely review. It was an honour to take care of Elaine. Also, a pleasure to help guide you through all the funeral arrangements to ensure Elaine got the funeral service she wanted. Nikki and all the team at A W Lymn.
  • 5 Sharon Knowles 17th Dec 2023

    Compassionate and caring, the team at Cotmanhay made the whole process of organising and attending our dad’s funeral drama free and peaceful. We appreciated your kindness 

    A.W. Lymn, Cotmanhay Team replied
    Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to leave a lovely review. It was an honour to take care of your father Kenneth, and guide you through the funeral arrangements. Nicola.
  • 5 Shane Newton 4th Dec 2023

    Very professional and kept me well informed of what was happening

    A.W. Lymn, Cotmanhay Team replied
    Thank you for your kind words, it was an honour to take care of your Mother Iris and to guide you though the arrangements, from all the team at A W Lymn.
  • 5 Sharon Dean 3rd Dec 2023

    I would like to thank you all for giving mum a good send of the service went well do not worry about the ikups we had a good day Sharon

    A.W. Lymn, Cotmanhay Team replied
    Thank you for your kind words. I’m pleased that mum would have seen the funny side of the incidents and thank you for your understanding at the time. Mick
  • 5 David Lynam 14th Nov 2023

    Very helpful and pleasant staff l would like to thank Mick and Nicola

    A.W. Lymn, Cotmanhay Team replied
    Thank you for your kind words, it was an honour to take care of Janice, and to guide you through the funeral arrangements. Nicola & Mick
  • 5 Elizabeth Bailey 24th Oct 2023

    The support and care we received from Mick and the team at AW Lymn was outstanding, nothing was too much trouble I cannot thank them enough. The whole family felt very looked after, getting through this sad time was made much easier by the help and support of Mick.

    A.W. Lymn, Cotmanhay Team replied
    Nikki, working alongside you everyday I felt honoured that you and your family asked me to support you at this sad and difficult time, especially while you were away on holiday to begin with. I am always here if any of you need to know anything or just need to talk. It was an honour to look after Mr Bailey and all your family on the day of the funeral service. Mick xx
  • 5 Susan Dworzanski 22nd Oct 2023

    Mick, Nicola and Wayne were very caring, professional and nothing was too much trouble. Thank you for everything 

    A.W. Lymn, Cotmanhay Team replied
    Dear Susan, Thank you for your kind words and leaving a lovely review for us. It was a pleasure helping and guiding you through the arrangements for Frank. From Nicola and all the team at A W Lymn.
  • 5 Emma Johnson 7th Oct 2023

    Mick took care of us from the minute we walked in to discuss the funeral arrangement for my mama, he kept us up to date and helped if we needed it, nothing was to much trouble.

    A.W. Lymn, Cotmanhay Team replied
    Thank you for these kind words. I am happy I could guide you and your family through the arrangements and help you out where you needed it. Mick
  • 5 Helen Aleeson 6th Oct 2023

    Absolutely faultless. Whilst you never want to be in a position where you are recommending a funeral directors service the reality is there will be occasions when you do need this type of professional service.

    We were so well looked after, the communication was fantastic, the support offered was brilliant. Nothing was too much trouble; all of our questions were answered very professional service.

    I would absolutely recommend this company.

    A.W. Lymn, Cotmanhay Team replied
    Thank you for your kind words, it was my pleasure to help you and your family through this difficult time. Thanks, Donna.
  • 5 Nicola Hunt 18th Sep 2023

    We wanted Mick Schofield to conduct the funeral as he did Mum's in 2017. Everything was perfect, could not wish for more. Our grateful thanks to Mick and Team on the day.

    A.W. Lymn, Cotmanhay Team replied
    Thank you for these kind words, I am so happy that I was once again able to support you and that we were able to do everything the same as we did for Mrs Webster's funeral in 2017. Thank you, Mick.
  • 5 Christine Dolman 2nd Sep 2023

    Really helpful,sympathetic and heart warming people
    Thank you all so much
    Love the dolmans

    A.W. Lymn, Cotmanhay Team replied
    Thank you from all the staff at Cotmanhay for these kind words. I am glad that everything went as you wanted it, even down to the weather! Mick.
  • 5 James Lindsay 27th Aug 2023

    This is the sadly the second time now that our family have used A W Lymn. I’m both occasions we were looked after with genuine care, respect and total professionalism. Thank you all so much for your kindness once again. Genuinely appreciated 

    A.W. Lymn, Cotmanhay Team replied
    Thank you for taking the time to leave this lovely review and thank you for your kind words. It was an honour to take care of your mother and all the family. Nicola.
  • 5 Graham Hammersley 31st Jul 2023

    To meet everyone at A.W.Lymn Cotmanhay has been a delight and a privilege. They have provided a service which could not be bettered. Everyone has been helpful, compassionate, informative patient and reassuring. Special thanks are due to Mr Mark Hancock who put so much work, skill and humanity into the wonderful words he spoke in memory of my late wife. If I find myself in need of funeral services in the future I will come to you again and cannot conceive of any company that could equal your company.

    A.W. Lymn, Cotmanhay Team replied
    Dear Graham, thank you for taking the time to leave this lovely review. It was a pleasure looking after you and I thank you for allowing me to carry out the arrangements for Carol's funeral. From Nikki and all at A W Lymn Cotmanhay.
  • 5 Margaret Walton 10th Jul 2023

    Excellent service from beginning to the end. Treated us with respect at this difficult time. Nicola Anderson did a fantastic job along with the others. We felt at ease with them. Can't thank them enough

    A.W. Lymn, Cotmanhay Team replied
    Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review and for your kind words, it was an honour to take care of Robert. It was also a pleasure to take care of yourself Margaret and all the family. Thank you again from myself, Mick and the rest of the team at A W Lymn. Nicola.
  • 5 Lisa Harris 3rd Jul 2023

    brilliant services

    A.W. Lymn, Cotmanhay Team replied
    Thank you for taking the time to leave this lovely review, and thank you for your kind words. It was an honour to take care of your son Antonio and the rest of your family. Nicola.
  • 5 Morgan Griffiths 25th Jun 2023

    Everything perfect

    A.W. Lymn, Cotmanhay Team replied
    Thank you for your kind words and for talking the time to leave this positive review. It was an honour to take care of your mother and all of the family.
  • 5 Lorrane Adkin 9th May 2023

    Absolutely amazing service. Respectful, professional and very helpful. They guided us through every step of this difficult journey. Every member of staff did their job with us in mind, from arranging the day, looking after Philip, and on the day itself. We were kept informed at every stage. 
    The celebrate Keith Brown gave an exceptional service at the crematorium. 
    Would definitely recommend this team. 

    A.W. Lymn, Cotmanhay Team replied
    Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to leave this lovely review, I am grateful you chose to use A W Lymn at Cotmanhay to look after the arrangements following the sad loss of Philip. It was an honour to take care of Philip, yourself, and the rest of the family. Thank you again from Nicola, Mick and all the team.
  • 5 Hazel Hartshorn 3rd Apr 2023

    From the first contact with Lymns, who rang me to say they were collecting my mum from the hospital, they were brilliant. They made everything so easy and stress free. Mick and Nicola were professional, caring, helpful and understanding and were a pleasure to deal with during a difficult time.  I would have no hesitation in recommending Lymns.

    A.W. Lymn, Cotmanhay Team replied
    Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to leave such a lovely review. I am grateful you chose A W Lymn to look after the arrangements for your mother. Thank you again from Nicola, Mick and all staff involved.
  • 5 Sharon Dean 27th Mar 2023

    We could not have wished for a better send off for Peter and I can't thank you all enough Sharon

    A.W. Lymn, Cotmanhay Team replied
    Thank you for taking the time to leave this lovely review, and for your kind words. It was a privilege to take care of you and all the family following the sad loss of Peter.
  • 5 Daren Hill 18th Mar 2023

    I'd like to say thank you to Nikki Mick Wayne @ aw lymn cotmanhay.there kindness & compassion and respect in every way towards myself and my mothers funeral service.thank you all so very much.

    A.W. Lymn, Cotmanhay Team replied
    Thank you for taking the time to leave this lovely review, it was a privilege for myself, Mick, Wayne and all the staff involved to take care of you and the rest of your family following the sad loss of your mother Ivy. Nicola.
  • 5 Geoffrey Peck 11th Mar 2023

    very good service all round
    thank you

    A.W. Lymn, Cotmanhay Team replied
    Thank you for taking the time to leave this lovely review, it was a privilege to care for your wife Joan, you and all your family. Nicola.

Address
113 Cotmanhay Road
Cotmanhay
Ilkeston
Derbyshire
DE7 8NG

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Opening Hours

Day Hours
Monday Open 24 hours
Tuesday Open 24 hours
Wednesday Open 24 hours
Thursday Open 24 hours
Friday Open 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours

Latest Verified Reviews

Peter Wood 24th May 2024

Lovely friendly staff, very helpful and give you the strength to get through the day.Highly recommend them for everything.

Lynn Tunnecliff 5th Feb 2024

The Family of Barbara Dorian would like to thank Lymns Funeral Directors for the dignified and professional service they provided from start to finish in arranging Barbaras farewell. Particular thanks to Nicky and Mick and his team. Also a special mention to our chosen celebrant Tracey Mathew's for her warm and sympathetic eulogy . We definitely made the right choices to bid farewell to our much loved mum/mother in law/grandma and would recommend them wholeheartedly. From Lynn, her husband and brothers, the grandkids and all the family.

Graham Hammersley 31st Jan 2024

Everything was perfect and all of Marjorie's many friends and relatives were very impressed. We all felt that with the help of A.W. Lymn we had given her the best send-off possible. Special mention is due to your Civil Celebrant, Mark Chapman, whose delivery was praised by all who attended. Thanks too to Nicola Anderson for her organisation and also to Kevin Hall who took over seamlessly when Nicola was ill.

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