Norman Lock & Son

37 reviews

Norman Lock & Son, Black Torrington, funeral director in Black Torrington Norman Lock & Son, Black Torrington, funeral director in Black Torrington Norman Lock & Son, Black Torrington, funeral director in Black Torrington
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Independently owned funeral service in Beaworthy with over 95 years of continuous service to the community

Latest Verified Reviews

Martin Whitehead 30th Mar 2020

We would like to thanks chris and kate for the fabulous service under the circumstances they where in constant contact and dealt with the whole funeral without us worrying

Tina Gaydon 24th Aug 2019

Chris and Kate have been amazing in this very difficult time, they could not do enough for my family. I would highly recommend their services.

Angela Rockett 10th Aug 2019

Very professional and careing everything delt with showing compassion and respect for both the family and their loved one. Would definitely recommend to anyone and will be using them again.

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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

Address
Lock Norman & Son
Gardenia,
Beaworthy
Black Torrington
EX21 5QD

About Us

Norman Lock and Son Funeral Service is an independent family owned and managed funeral directors based in the village of Black Torrington, Beaworthy. Owned by the Lock family, they have been serving the local community for more than 95 years and have conducted thousands of funerals. Their compassionate team will ensure that your loved one will be cared for with courtesy and respect.

Norman Lock and Son Funeral Service are able to offer a wide selection of coffins and caskets, from traditional wood or wood effect, to environmentally friendly options, including beautiful coffins, hand-woven in the West Country, from local willow. They are proud to source their coffins and caskets locally wherever possible.

They can also provide, erect, maintain and refurbish many styles of memorials, to suit your personal taste and requirements from a simple headstone to an individual memorial, designed to your own specification.

Norman Lock and Son offer a 24 hours a day, 365 days a year service and are an approved member of the National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD).

Call Norman Lock and Son Funeral Service now to find out more about the services they provide and begin making funeral arrangements for your loved one.

Latest Obituaries

Deborah Ann Whitehead

Sep 1960 - Mar 2020

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Martin Whitehead 30th Mar 2020

    We would like to thanks chris and kate for the fabulous service under the circumstances they where in constant contact and dealt with the whole funeral without us worrying

  • 5 Tina Gaydon 24th Aug 2019

    Chris and Kate have been amazing in this very difficult time, they could not do enough for my family. I would highly recommend their services.

  • 5 Angela Rockett 10th Aug 2019

    Very professional and careing everything delt with showing compassion and respect for both the family and their loved one. Would definitely recommend to anyone and will be using them again.

  • 5 Jean Daniel 5th Aug 2019

    Very patient, kind, effective and supportive highly recommend them 

  • 5 Paul Drowne 3rd Aug 2019

    Fantastic

  • 5 Sarah Jolliffe 14th Jul 2019

    Friendly and helpful throughout. Thank you to both Chris and Kate for all you did. 

  • 5 Steve Pocock 25th Jun 2019

    Couldn’t speak highly enough of locks service. They went above and beyond. They helped make the day just as we wanted it. A fitting memory to our dad

  • 5 Chris Pocock 24th Jun 2019

    The service provided and all the help leading up to the funeral was excellent.. very professional and would highly recommend to anybody in need of a funeral director.. many thanks

  • 5 Paul Chapman 10th Jun 2019

    Chris and Kate, Many thanks for the professional, compassionate, caring and very helpful service you provided for Dads funeral. You helped to make a difficult time as straightforward and painless as possible. Nothing was too much trouble and everything went to plan on the day of the funeral. Many thanks. Paul.

  • 5 Cindy Squire 29th May 2019

    Chris and Kate are wonderful, caring, helpful people. Nothing was too much trouble and we felt totally confident with everything they had to do for us. We, the family, would like to express massive thanks for making the day perfect for Dad.

  • 5 Michelle Trulock 20th May 2019

    Very personal and helpful service

  • 5 Heather Bartle 11th May 2019

    I highly recommend Norman Lock. They supported me every step of the way in organising my mother’s Funeral.  Kate was professional kind and supportive.  Thank you so much 

  • 5 Cynthia Harris 3rd May 2019

    From the outset Chris & Kate have been amazing. Compassionate, supportive and utterly trustworthy. We would not hesitate to recommend them. 

  • 5 Adrian and Debbie Drew 1st May 2019

    Fantastic service with a lovely personal touch. Nothing is too much trouble

  • 5 Janette Marshall 14th Apr 2019

    My family and I would like to thank both Chris and Kate for their professional but friendly service of my fathers funeral. They put us all at ease on the day and it ran as smoothly as it could thanks to them. 

  • 5 Tracey Laughton 3rd Apr 2019

    They are a Fantastic professional, caring company. Nothing was too much trouble. We were all made to feel at ease throughout the whole sad process.  Even on the day when there was over 400 people at the service they put us at ease got us to concentrate on us as a family while they dealt with everything else going on around.  We can highly recommend Norman Lock and Son. 

  • 5 Mark Billen 1st Apr 2019

    Living 180 miles away co-ordination of a funeral could have been difficult. I received much help and good advice that made the organization straightforward. My every request was carried out efficiently and promptly. On the day it was a pleasure to meet Kate Lock and thank her for everything she had done.

  • 5 Sarah Hendy 12th Mar 2019

    Can’t fault their service treated myself and my family with the utmost respect and care. They made sure everything ran smoothly and took all the worry of organising a funeral out of my hands, which is what you need when you’re grieving. 

  • 5 Gill Young 21st Feb 2019

    Kate and Chris provided a sensitive, professional and thoughtful service to us throughout - nothing was too much trouble for them and their team. There was warmth, respect and professionalism in equal measure and we are so very grateful to them for making things run so smoothly at a difficult time.  Many thanks! Gill Young 

  • 5 Richard Sanders 20th Feb 2019

    From The first contact to the funeral, we could not have asked for better service.

  • 5 Andy Inniss 29th Jan 2019

    Kate Lock managed my Mother’s funeral and the process could not have been more well managed. Everything was explained and left me feeling very clear about my obligations and those of others. The liaison between Kate Lock, the vicar, Church wardens, Village Hall and catering supplier was very efficient and allowed the family time to focus on each other and the grieving process. The Order of Service was completed very quickly and the chosen music was also integrated into the service without any problems. I could not wish for a more friendly, professional, discreet, efficient and personal service. This in turn left our family feeling as though the funeral was perfect for Mum and everything that could have been done was carried out to the highest level. The Chapel Of Rest was very tranquil and Kate was excellent when it came to the family making a visit. I can’t thank Kate Lock enough for the service she has provided. 

  • 5 Paul Chapman 17th Dec 2018

    Chris and Kate were professional, compassionate and very helpful in all aspects that needed to be organised in a timely manner. Nothing was too much trouble and my mums funeral was a warm, lovely celebration of her life. I would not hesitate in recommending their services. Many thanks.  Paul. 

  • 5 Kimberley Appleton 10th Oct 2018

    Thanks to Both Kate and Chris, but especially Kate. You have been truly wonderful during what can be such an incredible difficult time, you took the stress and worry out of everything. Thanks again for all your help. Both funeral and cremation were just perfect! 

  • 5 David Moore 18th Sep 2018

    Kate had everything well organised and all went without a hitch

  • 5 Ross Baker 4th Sep 2018

    very pleased with how they took care of every thing

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you arrange a funeral?

You can arrange a funeral by choosing a funeral director who will help you organise all of the details. They can help you decide whether to have a cremation or burial and what type of service to choose, as well as additional options, such as music and flowers. You can find out what happens at a funeral and compare funeral directors on Funeral Guide.

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What are disbursements?

Disbursements are additional costs for a funeral service that are paid to third-parties, such as florists, celebrants and burial fees. The funeral director will usually charge you for them and then pay the suppliers themselves.

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How can I get help with funeral costs?

If the cost of a funeral is not covered by a prepaid funeral plan, or the estate of the person who has died, you may be able to get financial help from the government’s Bereavement Support Payment or from War Disablement Pensions, charitable funds or budgeting loans.

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Address
Lock Norman & Son
Gardenia,
Beaworthy
Black Torrington
EX21 5QD

National Association of Funeral Directors

NAFD Members

Latest Verified Reviews

Martin Whitehead 30th Mar 2020

We would like to thanks chris and kate for the fabulous service under the circumstances they where in constant contact and dealt with the whole funeral without us worrying

Tina Gaydon 24th Aug 2019

Chris and Kate have been amazing in this very difficult time, they could not do enough for my family. I would highly recommend their services.

Angela Rockett 10th Aug 2019

Very professional and careing everything delt with showing compassion and respect for both the family and their loved one. Would definitely recommend to anyone and will be using them again.

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