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Funeral Directors in Southampton

At A. H. Freemantle Funeral Directors, we are proud to have served the Southampton community for over 150 years.

From our offices in nearby EastleighTitchfieldPark Gate and Botley, we help families in Southampton through some of the most difficult times they are likely to experience. It’s not always an easy job, but it’s one our undertakers are proud to do every day.

Our mission is to provide an outstanding and personal service to the local area of Southampton by helping families find comfort when bereaved. Funerals are intended to be a celebration of life, and we work with your family to make that a reality. Our funeral planners near Southampton do this by providing an impeccable, expert and excellent service with compassion and attention to detail to make a unique funeral for a loved one.

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Funeral Arrangements in Southampton

If you’re looking for a trusted funeral director near Southampton, A. H. Freemantle can discuss and organise funeral arrangements with you and your family at our office in nearby Eastleigh. As an independent funeral director, our team of undertakers arrange tailored funerals whilst remaining your first point of contact for all other issues surrounding the planning of a funeral for either yourself or your loved ones.

Should you have any unique requests, like personal items, jewellery, photographs, decorative objects, or anything else that you would like to be specially arranged, get in touch with one of our funeral homes near Southampton so that an undertaker can help with your requirements.

Whether you’re contacting us in order to carry out a prepaid funeral plan or see what funeral services we offer in Southampton, our dedicated team of funeral directors are here to discuss funeral arrangements throughout the year. Nothing is too much trouble and that’s one of the reasons why our independent funeral directors are trusted and highly regarded in the SO postcode area.

Funeral Services We Provide In Southampton

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A Deep Connection To The Southampton Community

We are a family business first and foremost, and our connection to Southampton couldn’t be stronger. Over our long history as independent funeral directors, we have developed strong relationships with local churches, crematoriums and chapels, and we understand their unique requirements better than anybody else in and around the local area.

Throughout the years we have met thousands of local families and helped them through their time of need by offering a range of funeral services including; floral tributes, carrying out pre-paid funeral plans, creating tailored funerals, helping deal with third-party fees and so much more. We believe that our success is through our ability to be a friendly and familiar face in the community whilst working to make family wishes a reality. A.H. Freemantle funeral homes are proud of the personal touch that we are able to offer, alongside the very highest of professional standards.

Being independent funeral directors, we are able to keep funeral costs affordable whilst providing a service that is one of the best in south Hampshire. We regularly receive positive feedback from those who have used our funeral arrangements and we’re proud of the fact that we’ve provided a helpful service during a difficult time.


Funeral Planners in Southampton

We are proud to work alongside Southampton CrematoriumWessex Vale Crematorium and Test Valley Crematorium and to have built a fantastic working relationship with them – see Southampton funeral notices. We understand what it takes for a funeral to run as smoothly as possible (we also provide non-religious funeral services for those of many different faiths).

As a funeral planner in Southampton, we work to minimise the distress and confusion experienced by many when recently bereaved so that you can focus and reflect on celebrating the life of your loved one.

Please do let us know if you have any special requests and our team of funeral directors will do their best to help. We’ll listen to you, discuss funeral arrangements and let you choose the level of support you would like while guiding you through the practical and legal requirements of organising a funeral (especially regarding wills and estates).

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Over 100 Testimonials and Reviews

Sarah really put our family at ease and was very helpful. Made a very difficult thing to do a lot easier. Would highly recommend their services.

Verity Maddocks

Freemantles handled the funeral for my son - firstly they had to collect him from Leicester where his post mortem took place. From the start they were so caring and attentive to our distress as it was a sudden death. Kate the lady we dealt with was absolutely wonderful. She dealt with every detail with so much sympathy and feeling. The Celebrant they appointed was also terrific and dealt with the ceremony exactly as we wanted. If you find yourself losing a loved one I would highly recommend Freemantles. They totally helped make a nightmare of losing your child bearable.

Helen Sallis

James and the team at A H Freemantle did the most fantastic job for us when my brother died suddenly and unexpectedly. They were very clear about the things I had to make a decision on - not there and then but in my own time - but they also completely took over and seamlessly managed all those other things that have to be booked and paid for. They also gave me great advice about how to handle the things I needed to handle. They contributed hugely to giving my brother the send off that he deserved and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend A H Freemantle to anyone else when that time comes and you need a funeral director.

Kevin Briscoe

I would like to thank both James and Jane for the courtesy and respect shown to me and my family. They appreciated the tragic circumstances and were able to guide us gently through the Church service and subsequent committal at Wessex. You were as a company stars that day, showing us the way.

Brian Stoker

Exemplary and highly professional service throughout, with every effort made to accommodate the wishes of the family. Would highly recommend to anyone faced with having to arrange a funeral.

Robert Greaves

Extremely kind & considerate. Very professional. I felt supported throughout a very difficult process. Jane was fantastic, sensitive and caring and made me feel that she truly understood and cared about us all.

Jill Spence

We sincerely thank the staff and in particular Sarah and James at Freemantle's Titchfield for their understanding and kindness in organising and conducting the recent funeral of our son John. The whole process was guided with much empathy on such sad occasion.

Michael Coward

James and the team really are who you need by your side when you are facing your most challenging times in life. I've been in need of the services of A H Freemantle twice in a year having lost both my mother and father. Honestly I couldn't recommend them enough, at such a challenging time they really did do everything to make it as bearable as possible. I can not recommend James and the team enough, they were truly incredible from start to finish.


James handled the funerals of both my mother and father, and in both cases everything went very smoothly and was done with great dignity. We could not have asked for more.

Peter Allday

Having had experience with this company earlier in the year they were the natural choice when my wife died. Clair was absolutely brilliant from the initial enquiry and compassionately and clearly explained the whole process. Nothing was too much trouble and the whole range of options clearly laid out and explained. We really didn’t have to do anything ourselves. I would gladly recommend when the the time comes to anyone else.


From my first phone call to the completion of the funeral the staff at A H Freemantle gave outstanding service. They were professional and compassionate, taking time to listen to our requests and discuss the options. They made a difficult time easier and I knew I could trust them absolutely with the arrangements.


I’ve never lost a parent and didn’t have a clue what I should be doing - James made us feel very relaxed, made sure that our mum would be well looked after with him which gave us comfort. The celebrant he chose was absolutely brilliant and really made the whole experience extremely personal to us. James even sourced out a Leopard print coffin for us - the first in 22 years apparently! Would really recommend

Kerris Smith

James and his team were extremely kind, thoughtful ad professional. As a family we appreciated the help and advice that was given.


We as a family would like to thank James and everyone at Freemantle’s Titchfield for all their help and guidance, James you made us feel so relaxed and calm, the day went without a hitch, we laughed we cried, our mum would of approved of everything, also a very big thank you to Martin the celebrant, you were all amazing thank you so much.

Sarah Bartlett

Recently I was sadly in need of the services of A.H.Freemantle. I cannot find words to thank James and his staff enough. They guided and comforted me through the whole sad process. James's quiet steady professionalism both before, and during the ceremony made a dreadful experience much much easier to endure..highly recommended to anyone facing this inevitable ordeal. Thank you all.

Robert Leake

Although my review is simplistic it comes from the heart. Without A H Freemantle's Park Gate & Titchfield offices I could never have got through what was and always will be my darkest hour. Thank you for looking after my beautiful mother, Gwen. Special thanks to Jane and Dawn. And thank you Jane for recommending the wonderful Rev. Boggust. My brothers, sister, and myself will always remember the kindness, respect, and compassion shown by all at A H Freemantle.

Eleanor Campbell-Loveday

James was incredibly understanding and dealt with a difficult situation with care and attention. Nothing was too much trouble.

Tim Quinlan

I would like to thank all the staff at the Eastleigh branch of helping me through a very difficult time when my mother passed away recently. All the staff were so helpful, considerate and compassionate, Clair in the office was always helpful and kind and helped me through the whole process of arranging a funeral.

Robert Duma

Sarah's kindness, genuine warmth, understanding of the personal character of how people say goodbye to a loved one, and inclusive approach, together with her knowledge and professionalism made me feel 'held' throughout the process of organising and being at my mum's funeral. It made such a difference at a difficult time. Highly recommend this company to anyone.


We sincerly thank the staff and in particular Sarah and James at Freemantle's Titchfield for their understanding and kindness in organising and conducting the recent funeral of our son John. The whole process was guided with much empathy on such sad occasion.

Michael Coward

Jane and her colleagues went above and beyond to support and guide my family and I through the most traumatic time. From the moment of instruction to the service itself, I received true professionalism coupled with empathy. Every detail was discussed, every request was met, with kindness and thought. Thank you.

Nicky Goga

Excellent personable service. Caring and sensitive - Sarah always seemed to be available no matter what time. The attention to detail and everything was brilliant. We all felt very happy with the choice that we had made for our Mum's funeral and burial that we did not hesitate to use again for our Dad. Our Mum and Dad had such lovely "send offs" managed so well by A.H. Freemantles.

Susan Grace

I can’t praise Claire at the Botley branch enough, who looked after my husband’s funeral. She was very professional, but more than that she was kind, caring, and nothing was too much trouble. Going above and beyond, which made this very difficult time so much more bearable for my family and I.

Nicola Abbott

Funeral Partner in Southampton

As one of the oldest and most highly regarded funeral partners in Southampton, we are able to offer a range of funeral options and services tailored to your family’s needs. We recognise you may want to keep the funeral service local to Southampton, which is why we have 4 offices across the south of Hampshire all within a 10-minute drive of SO postcodes.

Having different offices available gives you the choice of a trusted funeral director within a 10-minute drive of Southampton – we’re here to help you through the whole process 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our family-run funeral directors offer a traditional service ensuring everything runs smoothly from initial contact right through to the days after the funeral.

With a range of cemeteries in and around the area, we are able to organise both burial and direct cremation services in Southampton. The cost of a funeral can vary greatly, which is why we’ve listed both our funeral plans and the itemised list of the options that are available and the prices associated with them so that you can easily find the best funeral for your budget. Included in this list is a range of third-party fees in order to disclose the total funeral cost.

Independent Funeral Directors Southampton

AH Freemantle has offices located in nearby EastleighTitchfieldPark Gate and Botley, meaning those in Southampton and Shirley have access to local and professional help at a moment’s notice.

As an independent funeral director in Southampton, we provide the compassion and understanding that you require during a difficult time while offering a range of funeral options. In this section, you’ll find our funeral director’s office in Eastleigh which provides a range of funeral services and is within a 10-minute drive of Southampton.


Joseph House, 14 Bishopstoke Road
Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 6AE


023 8061 2444

Our nearby Eastleigh funeral home opening times are from 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday.

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