The Firs, Crownhill, Plymouth

Crownhill Funeral Directors Walter C. Parson is a family business established in 1842. It has, either by inheritance or acquisition, remained in the family over seven generations.

We strive to deliver a first class service, one which would only be acceptable to a member of our own family. We believe, maintaining this strong ethos through our staff and by training them to the highest standards of the profession, we are able to consistently deliver this service to our clients.

We opened our Head Office in Crownhill, Plymouth in 1988, enabling us to serve a larger area of the city and beyond. “The Firs” is situated in easy walking distance of Crownhill Police Station and opposite the petrol station on Budshead Road.

Harriet Sams and Paul Tubb are the two resident Funeral Directors for the Crownhill area and are available to help guide you through all the necessary arrangements.

A professional service with a personal touch.

  • Client parking available
  • Disabled access
  • Reception & Administration office
  • Arrangement rooms
  • Chapel of rest & Preparation facilities

The Firs
702 Budshead Road,
Crownhill,
Plymouth, PL6 5DY

Office Opening Hours
Mon-Fri, 9.00 am - 5.00 pm
Tel 01752 76 76 76 (24 Hr number)

 
 
 

Meet the team

STEPHEN WARE
Managing Director

  • N.A.F.D. (Dip)
  • Joined the company in 1982
  • Interest: Football
  • Feedback: "Nothing was too much trouble for you or your amazing staff"

JOHN WARE
Managing Director's Assistant

  • BSc (Hons) Business Management
  • B.I.F.D. (Dip)
  • Joined the company in 2014
  • Feedback: “Your calm and reassuring manner was very comforting and the subsequent arrangements were seamless”

HARRIET SAMS
Funeral Director, Manager

  • N.A.F.D. (Dip).
  • Joined the company in 2006
  • Interest: Singing and recording songs
  • Feedback: “Thank you for your incredible professionalism, and kindness. You were calm, witty & empathised so well."

PAUL TUBB
Funeral Director

  • B.I.F.D. (Dip)
  • Joined the company in 2013
  • Main Interest: Football
  • Feedback: "Thank you for that amazing combination of professionalism, friendliness, approachability, neutrality, and caring support."

ALAN MEAD
Graphic Designer

  • Joined the company in 2007
  • Interest: Deep Sea Fishing
  • Feedback:  "Many thanks for the excellent order of service. Seeing it in its intended form allowed me to appreciate its layout; you certainly know your craft".

VENITA RODERICK
Funeral Administrator

  • Joined the company in 2005
  • Interest: Keep fit

KATIE DEACON
Assistant Graphic Designer

  • Joined the company in 2017
  • Interest: Reading & keeping fit
  • Feedback: “The Order of Service is perfect. I absolutely love the style, colour and design. You have done a stunning job. Thank you so much.”
 

Walter C Parson

The Firs, Crownhill, Plymouth

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  • Client parking available
  • Disabled access
  • Reception & Administration office
  • Arrangement rooms
  • Chapel of rest & Preparation facilities

The Firs
702 Budshead Road,
Crownhill,
Plymouth, PL6 5DY

Office Opening Hours
Mon-Fri, 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Tel 01752 76 76 76 (24 Hr number)

 
 

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Decimus, Exeter

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  • Parking close by & Disabled access
  • Reception & Administration office
  • Arrangement room & Chapel of rest
  • Preparation facilities

Decimus, 206 Topsham Road
Exeter EX2 6AA

Office Opening Hours
9.30am - 4.30pm

Tel 01392 43 33 33 (24 Hr number)

 
 

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Riverside, Ivybridge

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  • Client parking available
  • Reception &  24 Hour service
  • Arrangement room & Chapel of rest
  • Administration office
  • Preparation facilities

Riverside
Costly Street,
Ivybridge PL21 0DB

Office Opening Hours
Monday - Friday 10.00am - 4.00pm

Tel 01752 69 09 09 (24 Hr number)

 
 

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Hugh Mills & Gaye, Kings House, Newton Abbot

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  • Client parking available
  • Reception & Disabled access
  • Arrangement rooms & Chapel of rest
  • Administration office
  • Preparation facilities

Kings House
King Street,
Newton Abbot TQ12 2LG

Office Opening Hours
Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

Tel 01626 33 44 44 (24 Hr number)

 
 

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St Mary’s View, Plympton, Plymouth

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  • Easy parking close by
  • Reception & Disabled access
  • Arrangement room & Chapel of rest
  • Administration office
  • Preparation facilities

St Mary’s View
2 Market Road,
Plympton
Plymouth PL7 1QW

Office Opening Hours
Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

Tel 01752 343 848 (24 Hr number)

 
 

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Pengelly Funeral Service, Saltash

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  • Parking close by & Disabled access
  • Reception & Administration office
  • Arrangement room & Chapel of rest
  • Preparation facilities

Pengelly Funeral Service
139, Fore Street, Saltash
Cornwall PL12 6AB

Office Opening Hours
Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

Tel 01752 84 88 38 (24 Hr number)

 
 

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Salisbury House, St Judes, Plymouth

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  • On street parking & Reception
  • Arrangement rooms & Chapel of rest
  • Preparation facilities
  • Administration office

Salisbury House
11 Tothill Avenue,
St Judes,
Plymouth PL4 8PJ

Office Opening Hours
Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

Tel 01752 66 54 38 (24 Hr number)

 
 

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The Stables, Tavistock

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  • Client parking available
  • Reception & Administration office
  • Arrangement rooms & Chapel of rest
  • Preparation facilities

The Stables,
32 West Street,
Tavistock, PL19 8JY

Office Opening Hours
Monday - Friday 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

Tel 01822 617 300 (24 Hr number)

 
 

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Pidgen & Son Funeral Service, Torpoint

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  • Client parking available
  • Reception & Disabled access
  • Arrangement room & Chapel of rest
  • Administration office
  • Preparation facilities

Pidgen & Son Funeral Service
4,Trevol Business Park
Torpoint, Cornwall PL11 2TB

Office Opening Hours
Monday - Friday 10.00am - 4.00pm

Tel 01752 812 479 (24 Hr number)

 
 

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Hugh Mills & Gaye, Torquay

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  • Client parking available
  • Arrangement room & Chapel of rest
  • Administration office
  • Preparation facilities
  • Reception

147 Babbacombe Road,
Torquay TQ1 3SU

Office Opening Hours
Monday - Friday 10.00am - 4.00pm

Tel 01803 32 94 94 (24 Hr number)