The Mendip is a curved end wicker coffin woven from our highest quality buff and steamed willow. It is named after the Mendip Hills which run between Weston-super-Mare and Frome. Part of the hills has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The main body of the Mendip is woven with buff willow. Dark brown steamed willow is used for the banding and the plait border on the lid edge.

The plait, handles and/or bands can be woven in buff, steamed, antique buff or white willow. Natural dyed coloured willow can also be incorporated into a design. If you prefer this wicker coffin in a traditional shape, please see our Blackdown.

  • Hand woven by a member of our skilled basket making team.
  • Our willow is grown, processed and naturally dyed on our farm.
  • Our willow is sustainable, natural & eco-friendly.
  • You are welcome to visit us to help weave the coffin.

Musgrove Willows Coffins


If you like the coffin just the way it is, go straight to the Interior section.
Please be aware that willow is a natural product and the colour and/or finish may differ slightly from the images shown.

Customise the Exterior

The image below highlights the relevant exterior parts of the selected coffin. Simply choose the colour and/or finish for each component part. The image will change to reflect your selection.

Customise the Interior

Choose the type of coffin liner and the colour from our extensive range. Please be aware the image will not change to reflect your colour choice.

Choose your Extras

These include bows for the coffin, a plaque, keepsakes & a wide range of willow ashes caskets. There is also the option to help weave the coffin.


Every coffin features a hand woven plait. This forms part of the lid.