Funeral directors gain approval to construct the first and only modern barrow site

The inside of a barrow

A.W. Lymn The Family Funeral Service, independent funeral directors in Nottingham, has received approval from Gedling Borough Council to construct the East Midlands’ first and only modern barrow site.

The handcrafted stone barrows, inspired by ancient monuments, will be located just outside Calverton village on George’s Lane.

Initially designated as a cemetery in August 2022, the site’s approval spurred A.W. Lymn to explore new memorial options, leading to the proposal of one closed and two open barrows on a small portion of the 27-acre site.

After addressing concerns and making design changes, the revised application was approved.

Teaming up with Sacred Stones, a design and construction company, A.W. Lymn aims to offer Nottinghamshire residents a way to remember their loved ones.

Pete Clarson, commercial director at A.W. Lymn, said: “When it comes to saying a final goodbye, we recognise that this doesn’t always look the same for everyone. Having a variety of options to choose from to suit your personal needs, preferences and wishes is so incredibly important.

“The barrows, however, are more than a place for ashes to be laid to rest. It’s a place where recently bereaved can go to understand their grief, accept their loss, and celebrate a life. Working alongside Sacred Stones, we will now be able to bring this vision to fruition for the people of Nottinghamshire and the wider region. We will soon be offering a very unique and timeless memorial option, while also actively respecting the rural character of the site.”

Click here to sign up to receive our new South West business news...