Are you looking for experienced funeral directors in Colne? Denis Hartley & Son is an independent and 
well-established funeral home that offers both traditional and alternative styles of tributes and service.
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Serving bereaved families in the Colne area

At Denis Hartley & Son, we understand that it is very difficult to plan a funeral when you are in the process of grieving, that is why our staff are here for you 24/7 to help you. Our dedicated funeral directors will make sure everything is arranged from the hearse hire to the floral arrangements. We offer pre-paid funeral plans and can work within your budget.

We have made many changes in our funeral home over the years but one thing we will never change is the honest and compassionate service we offer every time.  If you wish to know where your loved one will rest when they are under our care, you are welcome to visit our funeral home in Colne.

To support you after the loss of your loved one, our professional and sympathetic staff at Denis Hartley & Son will be available for you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

About us

Denis Hartley founded the company in 1972. On leaving school in 1938, he became a joiner with Colne Co-op and later moved to Grocery Manager's office on Linden Road, Colne. He took over from Teddy Maxwell as the undertaker in 1959; working out of the purpose-built premises on Keighley Road close to the Colne cemetery, where he became a well-known local figure in his home town.

In 1984, Denis and his son, Shaun, moved the business the current premises in Colne known as Crown Garage on Back Brown Street. The building was previously owned by Bracewells Coach and Limousine Hire, a former coaching house for the Crown Hotel in Albert Road. Although now covered, the building once had an open courtyard with a carriage shed on one side and stables and hay loft on the other.

Since the turn of the century, it has been used by Bracewells as the Crown Livery Stables, Colne, housing the dray horses for the brewery, and later for the hire of coaches and limousines.

In 1988, major refurbishments were undertaken to create a beautiful mahogany panelled office and chapel of rest but still maintaining some of its character with its cobbled courtyard and stone water trough.

The premises today has a reception area, modern chapel of rest and a private family-viewing room giving bereaved families a cosy and intimate atmosphere to pay their last respects and say farewell to their loved ones. Following his death in 2001, Shaun and his wife Susan have taken over the family business.


Dealing with death is never easy. Our funeral directors are always on-hand to support you during this period of personal bereavement.
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Pre-payment funeral plans

Making provisions for your own funeral is probably the most thoughtful decision you could make, giving you peace of mind for yourself and family.

When purchasing a funeral plan, it is always wise to consult your funeral director to make sure your personal requests are included.
We believe that Golden Charter or Help the Aged pre-paid funeral plans offer the most freedom of choice.
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Funeral cars 

Whether you are looking for a modern hearse or a more traditional horse drawn carriage, our funeral directors can arrange it for you.
Funeral vehicles

Call the funeral directors at Denis Hartley & Son for a caring funeral service for your loved one. 01282 870 800

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