The Oaks Havant Crematorium

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April, 2018

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Ok on the face of it a Crematorium seems a peculiar place to advise a visit, however not only is this a peaceful and gorgeous site in woodland high on the South Downs looking out over the Isle of Wight, but also the building itself, function and sad though it’s purpose might be, is nevertheless both beautiful and interesting.

The main chapel looks out through glass towards a lovely wooded area and the entire site is surrounded by mature woods, but the building, designed by Stuart Bone of PWP Architects ltd has not only been built to the highest environmental standards, employing the latest clean air techniques, but wuth its living roof, flint walls and oak exterior, truely justifying the name, “The Oaks”, more reminiscent of a fine hotel than a Crematorium, it fully justifies the websites’ somewhat Danish description as “perhaps the most idyllic and peaceful setting for cremation in the UK”.

Incredibly well worth a casual visit, although I do hope it will be many years before you actually do HAVE to go here.

“This is a beautiful and interesting architectural site”:


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