Here’s a unique way to blend land preservation with urn burials



Funeral directing company  A.W. Lymn of Nottinghamshire, Great Britain, has been giving the green light to construct an ancient style facility for the disposition of cremated human remains.  As this article maintains, they have been granted permission for the first and only modern barrow site in the East Midlands”.


(Editor’s Note:  I highly suggest you take a look at the article to see the pictures of this unique project which we are not allowed to post because of copyright issues.)


The style of barrow being built relies on the cremated remains being placed in underground chambers while the land above the barrow remains available as vegetation or for farming.  In that regard it is probably the most ecological style of any type of earth burial of human remains.


A.W. Lymn, now in their 117th year of business is working alongside Sacred Stones, the only known barrow design and construction company in the world.  A.W. Lymn’s Pete Clarson had this to say about the project according to the linked article:


“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.”


RelatedA.W. Lymn undertakers bringing back ancient ritual from thousands of years ago.  Nottinghamshire Live (Great Britain)


Here is the website for the A.W. Lymn Company.


Funeral Director Daily take:  This is certainly a unique project. . . and, a project that I think has important significance.  This type of cremation disposition, in my opinion, would have proponents in those that do not want the above landscapes disturbed for markers and memorial monuments.


Because of its underground nature and I don’t know the engineering involved, but you think that there would also be backers who are in favor of markers and monuments or other recognition items that can be housed in that environment.


Quite frankly, I’ve never seen anything like this before but it does intrigue me and is simply another one of the growing options that those who lose loved ones will have in their decison making process.


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