Norman Lock & Son

45 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

Independently owned funeral service in Beaworthy with over 95 years of continuous service to the community

Latest Verified Reviews

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. 

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 

Richard Sanders 20th Feb 2019

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

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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.

Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 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

  • 5 Joyce Langman 6th Aug 2018

    Joyce Liz and family would like to thank chri and Kate for all there devoted time and help in arranging Audrey’s funeral very much appreciated a magnificent send off thankyou to you both .

  • 5 David Penberthy 4th Aug 2018

    Very professional, efficient service.

  • 5 Adrian Pett 5th Mar 2018

    A caring attitude and a professional service throughout

  • 5 Caroline Gay 4th Mar 2018

    Thank you to Kate and Chris for a totally professional but personal service. From the first telephone call to the last and the interaction in between. They guided me through the whole process and accommodated my wishes totally. Caroline Gay, Paul's partner.

  • 5 Rebecca PHILLIPS 23rd Jan 2018

    Thank you to both Chris and Kate who, despite it being a terribly sad time for us all,  made it just that little bit more bearable. We cannot fault the service, nothing was too much trouble for them. No one wants to be in the position of saying goodbye to a loved one, however, should that be the case, I would not hesitate to recommend Norman Lock & son.

  • 5 Paul Clarke 21st Dec 2017

    Excellent service throughout the whole process.  Easy and sympathetic to deal with.  Fair, sensible, money-saving advice given.  They gave us exactly the funeral we asked for and we would have no hesitation recommending Norman Lock & Sons to others.

  • 5 Andy Inniss 22nd Aug 2017

    Chris and Kate provided an excellent professional service. From initial contact we were afforded discretion and guidance to ensure all appropriate undertakings with the Registrar were completed.  Compiling the Order of Service was made considerably easier than anticipated with open and frank discussions that allowed the family to make informed decisions. Kate also ensured that proof copies were designed and produced for amendments before final approval and this allowed for the inevitable additions that were required. The service itself contained a number of elements that the family requested and Chris and Kate were able to liaise with the church wardens and other parties to ensure everything went according the plan. This also gave the family time to focus on the service without any worry about timings and organisation. On a personal level Chris and Kate provided excellent support and were very accommodating when replying to emails, telephone calls and any requests to meet face to face. I would thoroughly recommend Norman Lock & Son. Andy Inniss

  • 5 Kirsty Gilbert 2nd May 2017

    Absolutely amazing service, they handle a terrible situation with such respect and dignity and take so much of the worry and stress away. I could not recommend them highly enough. They are so welcoming and friendly and cover all elements so professionally. They have conducted two funerals for us now and i would never go anywhere else.

  • 5 Barbara Stevenson 19th Dec 2016

    Kate & Chris were professional & kind. Nothing was too much trouble with all queries deal with promptly & efficiently. Our requests for specialist details were all met without exception, for example a beautiful Rolls Royce hearse sourced from Nottingham. They eased us through the an unfamiliar process with confidence & empathy. I would happily recommend them to anybody.

  • 5 Julie Ward 27th Nov 2016

    Wonderful support at a difficult time..nothing too much trouble. Xx

  • 5 Peter Evans 5th Sep 2016

    This upsetting time was handled with compassion and efficiency from start to finish. Lock and sons/daughter made every effort to facilitate requests and arrangements from the family and friends.

  • 5 James Clarke 27th Apr 2016

    Kate and Chris were very helpful and ensured that all of our wishes for the cremation and memorial service, were granted. They helped enormously in making the memorial service a great occasion to remember. Many thanks, James

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

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. 

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 

Richard Sanders 20th Feb 2019

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

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