Coroner's inquests

Inquest court is usually held on Wednesdays and Thursdays between 10:00am and 4:30pm, but this can change, so please do refer to the court listings for the most up to date information.

We respectfully ask everyone to act carefully and remain cautious and take personal responsibility to keep yourself and others safe by following the latest Government guidelines.

Inquest Courts

The Courts Listings Officer will be in contact with all parties prior to any reconvened inquest and ensure that any Interested Persons are provided with copies of any relevant documents in good time before the inquest is held . We aim to meet any provisional inquest dates where possible, but it may be necessary to adjourn some inquests where there are delays in receiving evidence from key witnesses, or if there are ongoing investigations by other agencies.

You should be contacted by the Coroner's Officer or Listings Officer some 4 to 6 weeks before the resumed inquest date if the inquest is to be adjourned. You will be able to attend court either in person or by video link (zoom).

There are currently no restrictions on number of persons in attendance in our courts but we would ask that you contact our office if you wish to attend with a large number of family, friends or other persons. Hand sanitising facilities are available in all areas of the Court and other rooms and you are invited to use these regularly. There are no refreshment facilities available so it is recommended you bring bottled water with you.  You cannot eat or drink inside the Court room.

If you have any questions in relation to Inquest court hearings then please call 01604 363102 or email coroners.ncc@westnorthants.gov.uk and we will be glad to help you.

Coroner's office contact details

New referrals to the Coroners service will be dealt with as soon as practicable but please allow 1 to 2 working days to allow contact from the allocated Coroners Officer.

The Guildhall
St Giles' Square
Northampton
NN1 1DE

Telephone: 01604 363102

Email: CoronersOffice.ncc@westnorthants.gov.uk

Coroners Court Support Service

The Coroners Court Support Service is a charity organisation that supports bereaved family members and witnesses during the Inquest process. Their volunteers operate at Northamptonshire Coroner’s inquest court to support bereaved families, witnesses and other parties at court.

Should you need any support or advice in relation to inquest issues you can contact the Coroners Court support service:

Guide to Coroner Services

The guide to Coroner Services provides an explanation of the process and links to organisations that may be able to provide help and advice.

Schedule of inquests

Upcoming Inquests
NAME AGE PLACE OF DEATH DATE OF DEATH NAME OF CORONER LOCATION DATE & TIME
Nathan CUMLEY 37 Northampton 08/12/2021 Anne PEMBER The Guildhall, St. Giles Square, Northampton, NN1 1DE 05/10/2022
10:00
Jean Georgina PRATT 97 Northampton 08/02/2022 Anne PEMBER The Guildhall, St. Giles Square, Northampton, NN1 1DE 05/10/2022
10:40
Beryl CHARTER 91 N/A 12/05/2022 Anne PEMBER The Guildhall, St. Giles Square, Northampton, NN1 1DE 05/10/2022
11:05
Charles Tarot NORMAN 48 Corby 05/01/2022 Anne PEMBER The Guildhall, St. Giles Square, Northampton, NN1 1DE 05/10/2022
11:30
James Murdoch SCALES 72 N/A 30/11/2021 Anne PEMBER The Guildhall, St. Giles Square, Northampton, NN1 1DE 06/10/2022
10:50
Andrew Peter TUCKER 55 N/A 16/07/2021 Anne PEMBER The Guildhall, St. Giles Square, Northampton, NN1 1DE 06/10/2022
11:20
Gints GARKLAVS 33 30/11/2021 Anne PEMBER The Guildhall, St. Giles Square, Northampton, NN1 1DE 06/10/2022
11:40
Helen Katlin COYLE 36 Northampton 04/02/2022 Anne PEMBER The Guildhall, St. Giles Square, Northampton, NN1 1DE 06/10/2022
12:00
Terence George PAYNE 74 Kettering 18/03/2022 Anne PEMBER The Guildhall, St. Giles Square, Northampton, NN1 1DE 06/10/2022
12:30
Thomas James PARBERY 29 N/A 22/02/2022 Anne PEMBER The Guildhall, St. Giles Square, Northampton, NN1 1DE 19/10/2022
10:20
Richard Anthony BOLTON 47 Northampton 01/01/2022 Anne PEMBER The Guildhall, St. Giles Square, Northampton, NN1 1DE 19/10/2022
10:50
Kirsty Lorraine MCLEOD 48 Northampton 06/12/2021 Anne PEMBER The Guildhall, St. Giles Square, Northampton, NN1 1DE 19/10/2022
11:20

 

On 1 March 2022 the main Coroners Court moved from Court 1 in Sessions House, George Row, Northampton, NN1 1DF to the council chamber in The Guildhall, Northampton.

New Inquest court location 

Council Chamber
The Guildhall
St Giles' Square
Northampton
NN1 1DE

You will be met by a volunteer from the Coroners Court Support Service or other member of staff when you arrive at reception. There will be a notice with the telephone number for the Coroners service in case of any issues.

 Jury Inquests

Council chamber
Sessions House
George Row
Northampton
NN1 1DF

All Jury inquests will continue to be held in the short term at the current location in Sessions House (County Hall), Northampton.

Car parks nearby:

  1. The Mayorhold multi storey car park, Lady's Lane, Northampton, NN1 3AH.
  2. St Johns multi storey car park, Swan Street, Northampton, NN1 1HA.
  3. St Peters Way car park, 8 St Peters Way, Northampton, NN1 1TP.
  4. Grosvenor centre multi storey car park, 20 Greyfriars, Northampton, NN1 2BS
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