H.M. Coroner, South London Area
Barclay Road, Croydon CR9 3NE
St Blaise Building, Bromley Civic Centre
Stockwell Close, Bromley BR1 3UH
Location of the Coroner’s Court
The Coroner's Court is situated in the basement of the Law Courts building in Barclay Road, CROYDON CR9 3NE. This location should not be confused with the Law Courts building in Altyre Road where other Courts are situated or with the Coroner's Office (see below),.
The location of the coroner's court is signposted and easily accessible in central Croydon, near the Fairfield Halls and close to East Croydon Rail and Tramlink Stations and to a bus station. Detailed further directions and a map, if required, are available on application to any of the South London Coroner’s Offices. Public car parking is available in Central Croydon car parks but not in the court complex itself.
Disability, translation, interpretation and other special needs
Those who wish to attend court and who have any special requirements (including, for example, a need for translation or interpretation services or help with reading) are requested to contact the office dealing with the inquest well in advance.
Wheelchair access is available, but please advise us in advance if possible so that all necessary arrangements can be made. The courts have toilets, refreshments, waiting rooms, telephones, and facilities for people with disabilities. It is appreciated if prior warning can be given by those requiring facilities for disabled persons or if any help is needed with translations,
HM Coroner’s Office
The routine work of HM Coroner is carried out by Coroner’s officers based in the St Blaise Building, Bromley Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley BR1 3UH. The telephone number is 0208 313 1883; fax 0208 313 3673.
Inquests will usually still be held at the Coroner's Court in Croydon, occasionally elsewhere..
Normal office hours at each location are from 08:00 to 12.00 and 13.00 to 16:00, Monday to Friday, except Public Holidays.
Out of office hours, duty officers provide on-call cover for emergencies. The coroner or his deputy is also available at all times to deal with emergencies. In the first instance please telephone the local office and, if it is not staffed, either leave a message or follow the guidance given to contact the on-call officer.
South London Coroner’s Inquests
Inquests are usually held in the Court in Croydon (not the Office in Bromley) on Tuesdays and Thursdays with the hearings normally starting at 10.30. Occasionally inquests will be held on other days but the web site and court notice board will, wherever possible, list the cases. If there are openings of inquests, these may take place between 10 and 10.30. All timings after 10.30 are provisional and will depend on how earlier cases progress. Cases in which there are no witnesses and/or no properly interested persons attending in person may be interposed between other listed cases.
The Coroner’s Officers are now based in the South London Coroner’s Office at the Bromley Civic Centre
The South London Coroner's Area covers the four London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley, Croydon and Sutton
The Inner South London Coroner covers the London Boroughs of Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark and Greenwich
telephone 020 7525 4200
The Boroughs of Merton and Wandsworth are covered by the Coroner for Inner West London
NOTICE - NEW LAW, JULY 25, 2013.
Part 1 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 came into force on July 25th 2013 and with it a variety of Rules and Regulations governing the working of the Coroners Service. The new law applies to all inquests, whether in progress already or opened after 25th July 2013.
. The Ministry of Justice Guide to Coroners and Inquests and Charter for Coroner Services (to which there is a link at the foot of the home page) remains in force.. Notice of forthcoming inquests will continue to be posted as hitherto (see Notice Board page).