Best 2 Funeral Directors in Swanage

Discover funeral directors located in Swanage. See pricing details and information regarding the inclusions offered. Also opening hours and contact details. Find comprehensive details below of NAFD & SAIF approved funeral directors.

Rosy Company


Open 24/7

James Smith Ltd

James Smith Ltd


60 Kings Rd, Dorset, BH19 1HR

Open 24/7

Opening Times

All Funeral Directors in Swanage operate 24 hours 7 days a week for emergencies this includes bank holidays.


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About City

Swanage is a seaside town located on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset, England. It is famous for its picturesque beach, the Swanage Pier, and the Swanage Railway, a heritage steam railway that offers scenic rides through the surrounding countryside. With a population of 10,624 people.

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How many funeral directors in Swanage?

Within a 5 - 10 mile radius there are around 1 Funeral Directors in Swanage On this page we have listed 1 of the best funeral undertakers near you.

How much does a funeral cost in Swanage?

The typical cost of funerals in Swanage typically sits around £2500 up to £4500 with burial constituting 24% and cremation accounting for 76% of the amount of funerals taking place in Swanage. However, the actual expense for a family can vary based on specific requirements and choices. For instance, if a family prefers a local celebrant, such as 'Wendy Harrington' found on, rather than a minister or pastor, the cost would be higher.

When calculating the overall expenses of a funeral, it is important to take into account the additional cost of funeral flowers. Local florists like Buds Of Mave (Located on , SWANAGE BH19 2DS, Dorset) typically charge approximately between £93 up to £468 for funeral flower arrangements.

Best companies offering Funeral plans in Swanage?

Funeral directors such as Rosy (Swanage), James Smith Ltd all offer funeral plans as an intermediary (reseller) for funeral plan providers such as Golden Charter and Golden leaves in Swanage. In 2024 ‘Rosy Funeral Plans’ will be launched by Rosy to help bring more variety of choices for bereaved families in Swanage.

What Crematorium do Funeral Directors use in Swanage for Traditional and Direct Cremation?

Within 10 Miles off Swanage there are 2 crematoriums offering a variety of services such as direct and traditional cremation. The 2 main crematoriums frequently used by funeral undertakers in Swanage: Poole Crematorium, Bournemouth Crematorium, which could potentially be your loved one's final resting place. While you have the freedom to choose your preferred crematorium, it's advisable to consult with your local funeral director. Their expertise will be valuable, especially considering that crematoriums availability can often be unpredictable and busy. See the list of crematoriums in the area:

Poole Crematorium, Gravel Hill BH17 9BQ Phone: 01202 265235 with a fee of approximately £844 for a cremation. With an average wait time of 19 days. Bournemouth Crematorium, North Cemetery Strouden Ave BH8 9HX Phone: 01202 526238 with a fee of approximately £769 for a cremation. With an average wait time of 18 days.

What happens in the event of a death at a care home in Swanage?

In the event of a death at a care home, your local funeral director is responsible for collecting the deceased and transporting them to their funeral home with care. According to the Office for National Statistics, approximately 21 % of all deaths in Swanage take place in care homes such as York House Residential Care Home or Gainsborough Care Home. At Rosy, we offer prompt collection services for your loved one, irrespective of the care home where the passing occurred. For immediate assistance, please contact us at 0800 260 6922.

Frequently asked questions

Are there any Funeral Directors offering Natural/Green burial Funerals in Swanage?
Yes there is 2 Natural Burial Funeral grounds situated within 40 miles radius off Swanage. As funeral directors in Swanage we are committed to providing support and guidance in arranging Natural Burial funerals to commemorate your loved ones in the local area. We take great pride in endorsing environmentally-friendly traditions. See details below of 2 most popular Natural Burial Sites within 40 miles off Swanage.

Higher Ground Meadow located at Higher Ground Meadow DT2 0PA. Ham Down Woodland Burial Ground located at Ham Down Woodland Burial Ground DT11 0QY.
Where can you scatter ashes in Swanage?
The Dorset Council enforces particular guidelines concerning the scattering of ashes in public spaces, which may be revised at any point. For the latest information and guidelines, we recommend visiting the Dorset Council website. As a suggested location for scattering ashes, the River Frome is highly recommended.
Best Funeral Homes in Swanage near Swanage Medical Practice?
There are 2 funeral undertakers close to Swanage Medical Practice. If someone has recently died at Swanage Medical Practice in Swanage then call Rosy on the following number: 0800 260 6922.
What is the best newspaper for obituaries in Swanage?
The main newspaper in Swanage is the Bournemouth Echo. This newspaper publishes obituaries and death notices of local residents, which typically include information about the deceased's life, family, and funeral arrangements. At Rosy Funeral Directors (Swanage) we liaise with the newspaper directly including the heart warming message and images you wish to publish.
Are there any Jewish Funeral Directors in Swanage?
Indeed, Rosy is capable of meeting your needs. Should you require assistance with a Jewish funeral, please feel free to reach out to us at 0800 260 6922
Are there any Hindu Funeral Directors in Dorset?
Yes, Rosy can accommodate your requirements. If you're looking for a hindu funeral contact us on 0800 260 6922.
Are there any Funeral Directors in Swanage who provide catering services for wakes?
Typically, funeral directors do not commonly provide catering services. Therefore we would recommend contacting a local catering company such as Crab Apple Catering. Via email at Visiting their Kitchen/Office located at Unit 7, Swanage, BH19 1EJ. They will be able to help you in the time of need.
Are there any Sikh Funeral Directors in Swanage?
Indeed, there are Sikh funeral directors based in Manchester who can offer their support during the period of mourning. To organise your Sikh funeral service, you can reach out to Rosy (Swanage) on 0800 260 6922
Are there any Muslim Funeral Undertakers in Swanage?
Yes there are! Rosy is here to help anyone looking for a muslim funeral In Swanage. From ritual washing, shrouding to organisation between the funeral director and the mosques Imam.