Exhumation Services with Renowned Professionalism

Exhumation is the removal of human remains from any burial place. We work alongside the Highways Agency, Local Authorities, construction companies, architects, Church diocese, Cemetery Authorities, religious organisations, overseas embassies, and families to identify bodies, transfer remains to another grave, cremate the deceased and more.

Rowland Brothers have over 140 years experience in exhumation services and have built strong relationships with leading specialists to deliver the best possible service. Our highly regarded team of uniquely trained managers offer market leading support and advice, while ensuring each exhumation is efficiently carried out to all legal and regulatory requirements.

Whilst maintaining the utmost respect for the dignity of the deceased, Rowland Brothers Exhumations ensure the highest standards of integrity and professionalism are at the heart of every task, be it an individual or multiple exhumation service.

Archaeological Services from the UK’s Foremost Archaeological Consultants

Rowland Brothers Exhumations have worked with leading archaeological consultants, Oxford Archaeology, to design a comprehensive training program for our Corporate Exhumations team to ensure the correct technical removal of human remains.

All staff receive appropriate inoculations and PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) as well as full CSCS training and accreditation. RBE has full Public Liability Cover provided by Ecclesiastical Insurance.

The Rowland Brothers Exhumations team is equipped to exhume human remains from any environment. Our expertise allows us to assist in single and mass exhumations within cemeteries and major infrastructure project sites.

Free Exhumation Licence Application

Rowland Brothers offer practical advice on the process and legalities involved with exhumations and will make applications and enquiries to the appropriate authorities whenever required.

We provide free licence application assistance to help you with the documentation required to apply for an exhumation.

Rowland Brothers Exhumations work together with clients to find the most appropriate way to achieve the desired outcome. As accredited members of the National Association of Funeral Directors, the British Institute of Embalmers and the National Association of Memorial Masons, we are committed to delivering a professional and efficient service, with dignity and respect.

‘Unknown Male’ of Whitehaven.

By Michael.A.Gill. Special Projects Manager. One morning, in the winter of 1986, the body of a middle-aged man was found on the beach near Whitehaven in Cumbria. A sad but not necessarily unique occurrence. The [...]

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