Northwood and Sons

01952 727248

 Your local family owned and run independent funeral directors

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Putting the needs and wishes of people in the whole of 

Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin above all else.


The funerals we arrange are not about us putting on a show, 

they are about your family and the wishes of your family.

We will always tailor our service to your needs and requirements.

From the moment you contact us, our first concern is to ensure that we provide 

you with a caring and professional service that fully meets and exceeds your expectations.

We will answer any questions that you may have, both honestly and in as much detail as possible,  

ensuring that you are provided with exactly the service you require and expect,

whilst also offering comfort through clarity.


52 High Street has been the base for five generations of funeral directors, 

beginning in 1861 with Thomas Edwards.


In 1965 it became Northwood and Sons.

The present owners are Andrew & Karen Woodhouse. 

They bought the company from Gordon Northwood.

Andrew, Karen and their families grew up and still live in Telford, 

providing them with extensive local knowledge and a large network of local family and friends.

In March 2021 Andrew and Karen's youngest son, Jack, joined the company with 

a view to one day leading the company when Andrew & Karen retire. 

Jack will be the 'sixth generation funeral director' to operate from the premises in High Street.

We can offer a traditional funeral using our own motor hearse and, where required, the 

very latest Jaguar hearses and limousines provided by one of Shropshire’s finest funeral carriage masters.

You will have a choice of coffins from our extensive range,

with the choice of venue for the funeral service, perhaps a church or the crematorium chapel

followed by either interment or cremation. 

We are able to assist with the choice of floral tributes at extremely 

competitive prices, and can suggest suitable venues and caterers for post funeral receptions.

If you would prefer a less traditional funeral we can arrange many 

alternatives from a variety of hearses which range from a bus, lorry, motorbike, 

Morris Traveller, to a white VW Camper Van.

If relatives or bearers requiring transport would prefer not to use modern Jaguar limousines, 

we offer a choice of alternative vehicles which include a people carrier, executive saloon car,

executive 4x4 or a very luxurious Rolls Royce Seraph.

Alternative coffins can be chosen from a large and comprehensive range 

which include willow, sea-grass, cardboard or picture coffins.

Woodland and Green burial sites are also available, both locally and nationally.