Independent Family Run Funeral Directors of Hertfordshire
Hertford, Hertfordshire SG14 1AB
110 Fore Street,
Opening Hours
Mon - Fri 9.00 am-5.30 pm

All funeral directors are legally required to publish this Price List for a standardised set of products and services. This is to help you think through your options and make choices, and to let you compare prices between different funeral directors (because prices can vary).

ATTENDED FUNERAL (Funeral Director’s charges only) £2575
This is a funeral where family and friends have a ceremony, event, or service for the deceased person at the same time as they attend their burial or cremation.
Taking care of all necessary legal and administrative arrangements £950
Collecting and transporting the deceased person from the place of death (normally within 15 miles of the funeral director’s premises) into the funeral director’s care £250
Care of the deceased person before the funeral in appropriate facilities. The deceased person will be
kept at both the funeral director’s branch premises and at other non-branch premises
£255
Providing a suitable coffin – this will be made from veneered oak £550
Viewing of the deceased person for family and friends, by appointment with the funeral director (where viewing is requested by the customer) £75
At a date and time, you agree with the funeral director, taking the deceased person direct to the agreed
cemetery or crematorium (normally within 20 miles of the funeral director’s premises) in a hearse or other appropriate vehicle
£495

UNATTENDED FUNERAL
This is a funeral where family and friends may choose to have a ceremony, event, or service for the deceased person, but they do not attend the burial or cremation itself.
Burial (funeral director’s charges only) £1295
Cremation (funeral director’s charges plus the cremation fee) £1595

FEES YOU MUST PAY
For an Attended or Unattended burial funeral, the burial fee. In this local area, the typical cost of the burial fee for local residents is:
For a new grave, you will also need to pay for the plot; for an existing grave with a memorial in place, you may need
to pay a removal/replacement fee. In addition, the cemetery may charge a number of other fees.
 £1185
For an Attended cremation funeral, the cremation fee. In this local area, the typical cost of cremation for local residents is: £1040-1175

ADDITIONAL FUNERAL DIRECTOR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
This funeral director may be able to supply a range of optional, additional products and services, or to arrange (on your behalf) for a
third party to supply them. Examples include:
Additional mileage (price per mile) £1.75
Additional transfers of the deceased person’s body (e.g. to their home, to a place of worship, etc.) (price per transfer) £200
Collection and delivery of ashes £35
Embalming £150
Funeral officiant (e.g. celebrant, minister of religion, etc) £230 – £250
Services supplied outside of normal hours POA
The funeral director can give you a list of what they can supply. They are likely to charge for these additional products and services,
so you may choose to take care of some of the arrangements without their involvement, or you can use a different supplier.

This fee (which is sometimes called the interment fee) is the charge made for digging and closing a new grave, or for reopening and closing an existing grave.
2 In England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, you will usually need to pay doctors’ fees as well. This is the charge for two doctors to sign the Medical
Certificates for Cremation.

What Our Families Say

West and Sons recently took care of my Auntie Sue’s funeral. It was perfect for Sue. A personal and lovely service. From day one I knew Sue would be looked after in their care.

K . GaywoodFacebook Review

Thank you for your correspondence and mail from the RSPCA about the donations made.
We would like to thank you for the professional, sympathetic and courteous way the arrangements for my mother-in-law's funeral were carried out. We were especially pleased with the recommendation of the Celebrant, Lee, who was the perfect match for the kind of service he wanted.
The feedback from the attendees was that it was the perfect laid-back, colorful celebratory goodbye jean had requested.
We would have no hesitation in recommending your company in the future and would be happy for our positive comments to be communicated.

Janet & Simon

I've found West & Sons to be excellent and caring, after many years of working with Funeral directors locally, I've found they go the extra mile and really care about the people and families whose service they provide. When the time comes, I'm giving them my business.

LanceBroadoak Manor Care Home

So many thanks for a job so well done on the 25th March. I and the boys could not fault anything. The service was so simple but it was beautiful. I couldn't have wished for it to be better. Many thanks again and may go bless you all.

GillClient from Hertford

 I can’t thank David and his team enough.  I tell everyone to use West & Sons

Jenni

I don’t know what we would have done without you.  Even though we had to self-isolate you still made it possible for us to give Roger a great send-off.

Christine