Opened in 1960 Salisbury Crematorium and its beautiful Colvin designed gardens occupy 6.5 acres on the outskirts of the City just outside the City centre.
This multi-faith crematorium puts quality and service at the forefront of all its activities from its beautiful lawns, gardens and mature woodland through to the Crematorium Manager and his friendly, professional and dedicated team. We are available to give help and advice on all aspects of cremation and memorials and to answer any questions or concerns you have, ensuring that your visit runs smoothly and exactly as you wish.
The grounds are open every day of the year from sunrise to sunset and the Book of Remembrance Chapel is open every day between 10am and 4:30pm.
The Crematorium office is open Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm.
Services are held between 9:00am – 4pm Monday to Friday. There are also Direct Cremation times between 7:30am and 8:30am during the week. Saturday cremation times are available on request.
The Chapel seats approximately 130 people and is dedicated for services of all religions or creed. The cross can be removed if desired. However, if a religious service is not required, it is possible to just sit quietly for a while, or have a family member or friend say a few words with some special music playing in the background.
Services are held every hour in order to allow up to 35 minutes for the service in the Chapel and 25 minutes to enable family and friends to meet briefly after the service on the Colonnade and view any floral tributes* before departure. It is possible, if required, to book a double time slot; which is advised, if you are expecting a very large number of attendees or if a longer funeral service time is required. If a larger attendance is expected you may wish for the main part of the service to take place at a larger church or venue followed by a smaller committal at the Crematorium. Your funeral director should advise you of this when making the arrangements.
The Chapel at the Crematorium can also be used for funeral services prior to burial elsewhere or in the Avenue Cemetery.
*Unless specified floral tributes that are left at the crematorium will remain on the lower colonnade for a minimum of four days after the cremation service before being removed.
Please also be aware that there is a herd of deer residing in the adjoining London Road Cemetery and they periodically enter the Crematorium Grounds and eat cut flowers/funeral flowers that are left at the crematorium.
Once a date and time has been arranged and booked at the crematorium, all the legalities and funeral arrangements will be managed by the Crematorium Manager and staff along with your appointed funeral director.
If you wish to have a guided tour of the facility please telephone the Crematorium Office on: 01722 333632 to arrange a mutually convenient time.
and visual tributes
Music is a very important part of a funeral service and Salisbury Crematorium can facilitate all the arrangements to make the service as personal and unique as you would expect it to be.
Please speak with your chosen funeral director about the options available to make the service as special as possible.
For visual tributes please speak with your Funeral Director.
Salisbury Guildhall is a beautiful and versatile City centre venue for your wake or remembrance tea. Accommodating both intimate gatherings and larger attendance there are a range of options at all price points.
How to find us
The Crematorium Manager
Telephone: (01722) 333632
By Road: Salisbury Crematorium lies on the North East outskirts of the city just off the A30 Salisbury/Basingstoke/London Road, next to the London Road Cemetery. Parking spaces for 70 cars on site. For Sat Nav please use SP1 3JB
By Rail: Travel by train is via the Main Line service from Waterloo. There are also services running from Southampton, Bristol and Exeter Rail Links. The Crematorium is two miles from Salisbury Railway Station, (5 minutes by taxi).
Rail Information. Telephone: 08457 484950.
A Salisbury Reds bus service (R2) operates from the city centre – Bus Stop A on Endless Street, and there is a bus stop at the entrance to the crematorium. This service runs approximately every fifteen minutes during the day.
Bus Information. Telephone Salisbury Reds on 01202 338420.