About us

J.J. Burgess & Sons was founded as Funeral Directors in 1839 by James Burgess, however the family's business roots in the Hatfield community can be traced to 1700 when the family were clock makers, beehive makers and timber dealers.

The family business of Funeral Directors was passed through the generations and has developed through the years to the business that it is today. We strive as a family business to provide a personal service where we aim to use our skills and knowledge in the the funeral profession to give you the help and comfort needed at the time.

JJ Burgess funeral director in Knebworth

Margaret Burgess, Justin Burgess and Jason Burgess

As we are a family business and have to come to terms with our own family bereavements we feel that we are aware of the needs of people when they come into our office. We are proud to have been part of the local community for over 160 years. The family name brings with it quality service, caring staff and compassion for those who need it which is unsurpassed in the Hertfordshire area.

The services offered are of a high standard and offer a wide choice of funerals which are tailored to the individual client, no matter if they are conventional or not.

Jason, Justin and Jack Burgess

Jason, Justin and Jack Burgess

Burgess Memorials

Burgess Memorials is an established family owned stonemasonary business founded in 1839. We pride ourselves on offering a personal service to help you choose an appropriate and fitting memorial for a loved one that will stand as a lasting act of remembrance. We offer a wide range of memorials which we can get engraved and erect on your behalf. We also provide maintenance, repairs and cleaning services for existing memorials.

We can offer a wide range of cemetery memorials and can add an inscription of your choice. We offer a wide range of services which include obtaining permission from the authorities to erecting the memorial. Our fully trained tradesmen can repair, maintain and renovate memorials as well as the grass area around a grave.

We are flexible and responsive to your needs. We know and appreciate local customs and expectations, because we have served this community for generations.

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We offer a high quality service, caring staff and compassion for those who need it. If a death occurs please contact us at any time, 24 hours a day – call 0800 174220.

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Contact your nearest branch

Hatfield (head office)
01707 262122

Codicote
01438 815656

Knebworth
01438 815656

London Colney
01727 568194

St Albans
01727 899066

Welwyn Garden City
01707 391808