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Harbour View is a unique funeral service; it is a crematorium, a funeral home and a woodland burial ground with all the options that you would expect to find in such places. As such the range of facilities we offer is considerable. These are grouped together in the sections listed below.

Ceremony Halls

The ceremony halls, or service chapels, are where we hold the funeral services. We have three ceremony halls and each of them is available for services associated with funerals that are cremation or burial.

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Funeral Home

Harbour View is a fully equipped funeral home as well as a crematorium and burial ground; every facility and service you would expect to find at a modern funeral home is available to you here on site. 

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Cremation and Ashes

Harbour View has its own crematorium; it is in the basement under the Long Barrow. Harbour View Crematorium is one of only four in Dorset and the only one that is in Purbeck. 

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Burial

We refer to Harbour View as a woodland burial ground, but this is a term without an exact definition and perhaps requires some further description. In essence, a woodland burial is no different from any other burial in that a person who has died, whether it be their body or their cremated remains, is interred into the ground.

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Wakes and Refreshments

After a funeral, families often like to entertain their friends with some refreshments. This is an opportunity to relax and to remember the person who has died in a less formal way than during the funeral service. These events are often referred to as wakes.

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Memorials within the grounds of Harbour View

At Harbour View, we offer a number of ways to commemorate the person that has died using memorials designed to complement the natural landscape we inhabit.

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Memorials to take home

There are many ways to use small amounts of cremated remains to create keepsakes for surviving members of the family. Items of jewellery, glass picture art and small urns are just a few examples.

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Floristry

We have our own florists working on site at Harbour View and a policy of foraging our own produce from our own grounds where possible.

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