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Nestled under the beautiful Malvern hills

The Vowles team feel extremely proud to have been making our coffins and caskets for well over 80 years, nestled under the beautiful Malvern Hills.

It is this same sense of pride combined with our eagerness to please that runs through everything we make and everything we do here.


L T & R Vowles

Established in 1937

We are one of the oldest and most well known of all coffin manufacturers in the United Kingdom.

We Fully Understand

The critical importance of how we serve the funeral community, and the families they support, at such a deeply distressing time.

Providing Essentials Around the UK

We offer one of the widest ranges of coffins, caskets, sets, mouldings, fitting and interiors.

Attention to Detail

We pay meticulous attention to every aspect of construction, joinery and finishing - flawlessly executed and the utmost attention to detail.

Customer Satisfaction

We provide exceptional service, our coffins exceed expectations through customer feedback and continuously striving to improve the quality of our products.

Flexible Delivery Options

Whilst our usual factory turn around is 4-5 working days we can work with you in the case of emergencies.


General Manager

The dedicated team at L T & R Vowles fully understand the critical importance of how they serve the funeral community, and the families that they support, at such a deeply distressing time.

Chris Barker

General Manager

Widely recognised as one of the major suppliers to the funeral profession

With considerable knowledge and expertise of the fine hardwood timbers and veneers used in traditional coffins and caskets along with alternative ecological, contemporary, and bespoke coffins. Our years of experience working in this sector enable us to offer Funeral Directors and the families and communities they serve invaluable choices when it comes to choosing a coffin for their loved one. This is one of the hardest decisions at an extremely sad and difficult time and we are here to help in any way we can.

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Years of Experience

Established in 1937 in Bristol Road, Gloucester. The company then moved out to a site at Ashleworth early in 1939, where it stayed until 1963, when it moved to its current location at Longdon Heath near Upton-upon-Severn.

Acres of Land On Site

The site extends over 4 acres with approximately 50% being under complete cover for production and warehousing purposes and with lots of space for further expansion.

a selection of our products

Finest Quality Craftsmanship


What Our Customers Say

‘Thank you for all your help this year. The quality of the coffins has been exemplary and all of your delivery drivers are incredibly polite, friendly and helpful, as are all of your office staff who always go out of their way to assist with every request and are a real credit to your company. It is always a pleasure to speak to anyone in the office and thank you for making the ordering process so smooth and efficient.’

L T & R Vowles

‘I cannot praise all of the staff at Vowles highly enough. From the kind and extremely helpful ladies in the office to the careful and thoughtful delivery drivers. They all go to every length to accommodate and support me. I’m proud to use them and always recommend to other funeral directors.’

L T & R Vowles

‘A professional and friendly sales team always on hand to give advice, with a prompt and reliable delivery service delivering a quality product, that’s why we chose Vowles.’

L T & R Vowles

‘We have dealt with LT & R Vowles for many years and have always found the staff to be both passionate and knowledgeable. We are a smaller firm of funeral directors but always feel as valued as a larger client, both of which Vowles serve. The quality of the coffins is always excellent, along with delivery and if we need to collect, the early opening times are always useful.’

L T & R Vowles

‘The staff will always go the extra mile to obtain special furniture and fittings for the coffins, if these need to be bought in from outside of the Jukes Group. Also, with the Group having a soft furnishings outlet too, has been a great help, when we have needed special-coloured interiors.’

L T & R Vowles

‘We have dealt with L.T & R Vowles for over 25 years, the quality of workmanship is always 100%, and the team always go above and beyond expectations to deliver perfection. Delivery is always on time and drivers are always keen to help. I Would 100% recommend and have over the years recommended L.T & R Vowles to friends in the business.’

L T & R Vowles