Harwood Cremations

Harwood Cremations

Direct cremations
in Hertfordshire

Dignified and simplified farewell
from £1,400

Expert direct cremation services

Are you looking for a low cost ‘direct cremation near me’ from a trusted and well-established crematorium?

Our Hertfordshire direct cremation service provides a dignified closure to someone’s life while making the whole process simpler and more affordable, and the Harwood Cremations expert team in Stevenage is able to take care of everything for you.

Direct cremations are much more cost-effective as there is no funeral, memorial service, visitation or embalming. Our direct cremation costs start from £1,400, which is just a third of the price of the average UK funeral.

A simplified approach for your peace of mind

How our direct cremations work


Register online and make your secure, one-off payment. Then just fill in and return our three simple forms.


We collect, transport and care for your loved one (in business hours within 25 mile radius of Harwood Park crematorium).


We complete all the relevant paperwork for you. Doctor’s fees are included in our direct cremation costs.


Cremation at Harwood Park with confirmation of the date. Includes the provision of a quality coffin.


Cremated remains scattered in our Memorial Gardens or collected by you from Harwood Park in Stevenage.

What is a direct cremation and what are the benefits?

Direct cremation is a method of body disposition that involves the cremation of the deceased without a formal funeral service or viewing beforehand. 

Here are some of the advantages of choosing the direct cremation.

No embalming or viewing is involved. The body is collected, cremated, and then the ashes are returned to the family or designated individual.

Because it skips many of the services associated with traditional funerals, such as embalming, viewing, and a funeral service, direct cremation tends to be one of the most affordable options.

Since there’s no need to coordinate with a funeral or memorial service schedule, the cremation process can usually be completed in a relatively short period after death.

With direct cremation, families have the flexibility to hold a memorial service, celebration of life, or any other kind of gathering at a later time, if they choose. This can be especially useful in situations where family members are spread out geographically and need time to come together, or if a more detailed memorial service is planned for a future date.

Without the need for embalming fluids, caskets, or burial vaults, direct cremation can be viewed as a more environmentally friendly option compared to traditional burial.

After cremation, the ashes (cremains) are returned in a simple container. Families can then decide if they’d like to purchase an urn, scatter the ashes, or make some funeral arrangements.

Just like any other form of disposition, direct cremation requires specific paperwork. At Harwood Cremations, we will assists you with these details.

The name you can trust

Harwood Park Crematorium in Stevenage is owned and managed by the Austin Family, who have served as funeral directors in Hertfordshire for over three centuries. With expert direct cremation service and transparent pricing, you know you’re in safe hands.

Simple and convenient

We make the direct cremation process as straightforward as possible. Once you’ve registered and made your one-off payment, we provide three simple forms to complete. We can take care of everything else after that.

What a wonderful place, my father was cremated there, the service was just so perfect in every way. The staff were amazing, dad would have been so proud, thank you to everyone.

Iris B.

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