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Lea Fields Crematorium

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Lea Fields Crematorium

Opened in January 2020, Lea Fields Crematorium is situated on the hillside of Lea, just outside of Gainsborough. With beautiful views of the woodland and distant vistas across Nottinghamshire, the crematorium aims to meet local needs sympathetically.

The £6.3m site is state-of-the-art and includes landscaped grounds, remembrance gardens filled with young trees and wild flower meadows, a reflection pool, well-lit car park with CCTV for 120 vehicles and ample space for further development if necessary; to include a second chapel if there is demand.

The Crematorium boasts modern design, with a chapel of 120 seats. The design of the site and materials were all chosen to compliment the rural nature of the area and to make the best use of the natural boundaries. The design also includes a unique geometric ceiling in the chapel; a stunning feature that is the first of its kind in the UK.

The site also includes:

  • Overflow parking.
  • Disabled access and hearing loop.
  • Digital music system.
  • Recording and live streaming facilities for friends and family unable to attend.
  • Tribute screens.
  • Outside speakers.
  • Easy access to and from main road.
  • Toilet facilities.
  • Waiting room.
  • Covered floral display area.
  • Dedicated office entrance.
  • Various memorial options.
  • Cremator size W.41” H.27.6” L. 92.5”

All building work was carried out by main contractors Willmott Dixon alongside architects Haverstock.

Lea Fields Crematorium is the first development of its kind in the district. The council took the decision to create it after statistics showed that 75% of funerals are now cremations, with reports of people having to wait for up to four weeks. It is hoped that the site will make a real difference to local resident’s at the most difficult time in the lives.

All forms of religious and/or secular services are permitted in the chapel. The duration of services are determined by the type and time of service booked for the funeral.

The Crematorium also has options for permanent memorials to a loved one including a Book of Remembrance, Mulberry Trees planted at the end of a pathway leading to Remembrance Court, Barbican Plaques and a Sanctum 2000 vault.

The crematorium office is open Monday to Thursday from 08:30am until 17:30pm and Friday from 08:30am until 16:30pm. The Book of Remembrance is open Monday to Friday from 9am until 16:30pm and Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays from 10am until 4pm.

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