L Clarke & Sons

37 reviews

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COVID-19 measures: During these unprecedented and uncertain times, we are still here to serve you and our communities. Due to government restrictions we are now making funeral arrangements by phone or via video calls wherever possible, however you will still receive a personal and dignified service for yourself and your loved ones. We remain available 24 hours a day, so please call us if you have any questions.
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Independent, family-run funeral directors serving North Devon communities with bespoke funeral arrangements.

Latest Verified Reviews

N Slee 14th May 2021

As someone who had never had to plan and arrange a funeral before, I found the team extremely supportive throughout.  I had most dealings with Angela, who guided me through the whole process with skill and care, and nothing ever seemed too much trouble for her.  She really helped to take away a great deal of the stress and anxiety of the situation.   At the funeral itself, Roger and the other bearers were models of discreet and pastoral presence, and their respectful demeanour enhanced the funeral service.  I cannot speak too highly of the service I and my family have received.  The flexibility of different options also means that their services are suitable for different budgets.  I would recommend L Clarke & Sons without hesitation.  

D Hatton 27th Apr 2021

From the outset we found the service of Roger from LClarke and sons highly commendable  and sympathetic in every way.They handled my wife with extreme care and dignity on taking her from our home,and I trust that she received the same treatment when taken to their chapel of rest.The commits at Barnstaple crematorium was very dignified and the eulogy was very poignantly spoken by Amandajane.Wewould not hesitate to recommend the services of L.Clarke and sons.

J Saridakis 26th Apr 2021

Excellent all round! Thank you.

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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
1 Caen Field Shopping Centre, Caen St
Braunton
Devon
EX33 1EE

About Us

L Clarke and Sons' funeral home in Braunton was bought by RPB Funerals in 2009. Since then, Roger P Byrom has been serving Braunton and surrounding areas with thoughtful and highly personal funeral arrangements. Roger had previously worked at L Clarke and Sons when it was owned by the Co-op and was happy to restore it to an independent, family-run, community focused business.

Roger and his compassionate team of funeral professionals are happy to help with any type of funeral and will be sure to help your loved one in observing any religious and local customs in accordance with any legal requirements. They are able to arrange for a religious or non-religious funeral service or celebration of life followed by a traditional burial, a natural burial or a cremation.

You can choose from a wide variety of coffins, caskets and urns including traditional hardwoods and veneers, through to ecologically conscious materials, including wicker, wool and bamboo. There is a whole range of transport options offered by RPB Funerals including, but not limited to, a Morris Minor hearse, a Land Rover hearse, and a Trike hearse as well as a traditional horse-drawn hearse.

The RPB Funerals' Braunton funeral home is well-equipped with a chapel of rest, private meeting room, welcoming office and public parking directly in front of the office. It's open from 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday with 24/7 phone support available.

Get in touch with RPB Funerals today and begin discussing how they can best provide the perfect funeral for your loved one.

Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 N Slee 14th May 2021

    As someone who had never had to plan and arrange a funeral before, I found the team extremely supportive throughout.  I had most dealings with Angela, who guided me through the whole process with skill and care, and nothing ever seemed too much trouble for her.  She really helped to take away a great deal of the stress and anxiety of the situation.   At the funeral itself, Roger and the other bearers were models of discreet and pastoral presence, and their respectful demeanour enhanced the funeral service.  I cannot speak too highly of the service I and my family have received.  The flexibility of different options also means that their services are suitable for different budgets.  I would recommend L Clarke & Sons without hesitation.  

  • 5 D Hatton 27th Apr 2021

    From the outset we found the service of Roger from LClarke and sons highly commendable  and sympathetic in every way.They handled my wife with extreme care and dignity on taking her from our home,and I trust that she received the same treatment when taken to their chapel of rest.The commits at Barnstaple crematorium was very dignified and the eulogy was very poignantly spoken by Amandajane.Wewould not hesitate to recommend the services of L.Clarke and sons.

  • 5 J Saridakis 26th Apr 2021

    Excellent all round! Thank you.

  • 5 C Ameye 12th Apr 2021

    A first class service throughout.  L Clarke and Sons ensured that our wishes were met in a most efficient and caring manner.  I have nothing but the utmost gratitude and praise for their work.

  • 5 B Field 3rd Apr 2021

    Excellently handled at such a difficult time for the family and friends.  I am very grateful to everyone involved.

  • 5 J Finch 25th Mar 2021

    AT A TIME WHEN WE WERE DOWN THE EXPERTISE& ATTENTION WAS SUPERB.THANK YOU TO ALL INVOLVED.

  • 5 S Drake-Browning 13th Mar 2021

    Everyone was so kind and patient and helped us through the process at every step. The flowers that Angela organized for us were lovely and just right for Mum. Thank you all very much.

  • 5 M Bwye 11th Mar 2021

    L Clarke & Sons have done both my parents funerals and carried them out with compassion and dignity. Would definitely recommend them

  • 5 Paul Thompson 17th Dec 2020

    Thank you to Roger and Angela for thier care and respect. Well managed both before and on the day of the funeral. Made a difficult time easier to cope with. What local community services are all about. Thanks to all.

  • 5 Mark Harrington 14th Dec 2020

    Excellent service from start to finish. My wife was treated with total respect and dignity. Roger and Angela were pleasent. sympathetic and very professional. The cremation service was touching, thank you so much you did my wife proud.

  • 5 Mrs Goodman 14th Dec 2020

    The staff at Clarke & Sons show compassion and professionalism. They have meant that the funeral for our Dad was exactly what was needed for the occasion. 

  • 5 Annette Eury 4th Nov 2020

    Caring People That Show Compassion,  Thank-You.

  • 5 Janet Rapley 17th Oct 2020

    Excellent service, really helpful and obliging. Made a difficult time so much easier.

  • 5 Paul Mapp 1st Oct 2020

    Respectful and efficient, could not ask for more

  • 5 Maria Kretowicz 11th Sep 2020

    Roger did everything for us. We didn't have to worry about anything. He was very helpful and the funeral went without a hitch. My mother was very pleased with it all. Which she needed, under the circumstances. Thanks.

  • 5 Mr Evans 11th Sep 2020

    All good . Thankyou for everything

  • 5 Lora White 10th Sep 2020

    It was a very small congregation but because the music and singing were recorded we could feel as if there were more people with us. The celebrant was very helpful and kind both beforehand and during the ceremony. The pall bearers were respectful and made the funeral seem a celebration of her life. Thankyou.

  • 5 Kim Layland 17th Aug 2020

    thank you for everything you did at this difficult time.

  • 5 Pamela Northcott 23rd Jul 2020

    From the moment they came into the house they made me feel at ease and safe in their hands. They were professional, compassionate and took care of everything for me. At such a difficult time it was important to know I could rely on them to take care of all the things I didn't know I had to do and to take into account all the things we wanted to have done.

  • 4 Beverley Bower 23rd Jul 2020

    The service and kindness shown to us by Roger, Angie and theIr team was Superb.   Their thoughtfulness, their  professionalism and attention to detail which was delivered in a such a sympathetic  and kind way, at such a difficult time, was wonderful. We would recommend them wholeheartedly .  Thank you for your kindness and  Your professionalism.

  • 5 Amanda Berry 14th Jul 2020

    The whole procedure was conducted with the utmost respect and efficiency during a most difficult time for our country and they will be helping to organise the memorial for my aunt when we are able to do so.I felt completely kept in the loop by Angela even though we couldn’t meet face to face Amanda Berry

  • 5 Steve Chick 9th Jul 2020

    Everything went like clockwork. Hassle free just what you need at the time

  • 5 Phyllis Sutton 22nd Jun 2020

    Thank you all of you ! The funeral was organised so well and gave me a wonderful service. Also a big thank you to Kevin who handled the service so well and created very nice memories of my late husband. Kind Regards Mrs Phyllis Sutton

  • 5 Mrs J Laver 21st Jun 2020

    Brilliant many thanks for such a caring service, .

  • 5 Rhona Short 30th May 2020

    In this difficult time, they managed to make dads funeral personal and as stress free as possible. Everyone was supportive and helpful even when working under the extra pressures.

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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Online brochure

View all our products and services

Address
1 Caen Field Shopping Centre, Caen St
Braunton
Devon
EX33 1EE

Latest Verified Reviews

N Slee 14th May 2021

As someone who had never had to plan and arrange a funeral before, I found the team extremely supportive throughout.  I had most dealings with Angela, who guided me through the whole process with skill and care, and nothing ever seemed too much trouble for her.  She really helped to take away a great deal of the stress and anxiety of the situation.   At the funeral itself, Roger and the other bearers were models of discreet and pastoral presence, and their respectful demeanour enhanced the funeral service.  I cannot speak too highly of the service I and my family have received.  The flexibility of different options also means that their services are suitable for different budgets.  I would recommend L Clarke & Sons without hesitation.  

D Hatton 27th Apr 2021

From the outset we found the service of Roger from LClarke and sons highly commendable  and sympathetic in every way.They handled my wife with extreme care and dignity on taking her from our home,and I trust that she received the same treatment when taken to their chapel of rest.The commits at Barnstaple crematorium was very dignified and the eulogy was very poignantly spoken by Amandajane.Wewould not hesitate to recommend the services of L.Clarke and sons.

J Saridakis 26th Apr 2021

Excellent all round! Thank you.

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