Coroner's inquests

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Inquest court is usually held on Wednesdays and Thursdays, but this can change, so please do reference the court listing for the most up to date information.

During the Coivd-19 pandemic, we are continuing with Inquest hearings, but to support Covid measures, these hearings are most likely virtual, and we have an upper capacity limit for the court. Please contact the service if you wish to attend the hearing in person.

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.

Resumption of Inquest Courts

The Senior Coroner has reviewed the position in relation to the cancellation of inquest courts for several months in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. She decided that inquest courts would resume from 1 September 2020 usually operating on a Wednesday and Thursday where possible between 9:45am and 4:00pm. The Courts Listings Officer will be in contact with all parties in due course to make arrangements to reconvene inquests on a convenient date. A Risk Assessment has been undertaken of the court and adjoining rooms. A copy of the Covid compliance requirements are listed below and are in place to help keep everyone safe.

Covid compliance at inquest

  1. You are required to give your name and contact telephone number to reception on arrival.
  2. Sanitising stations are available and must be used on entering the reception area.
  3. Masks must be worn at all times in public areas adjacent to the court.  Masks will usually not need be worn in court during inquests.
  4. In order to comply with social distancing, a maximum of six family members may attend at inquest.
  5. If you or any member of your family is showing Covid symptoms do not attend court and let the Coroner's office know in advance, either by telephoning 01604 361484 or email coroners.ncc@westnorthants.gov.uk

Advice and support

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

Telephone: 0300 1112141

Email: helpline@ccss.org.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.

Schedule of inquests

Upcoming Inquests
NAME AGE PLACE OF DEATH DATE OF DEATH NAME OF CORONER LOCATION TYPE DATE & TIME
Dylan James STEVENSON 21 N/A 12/05/2020 Anne PEMBER Sessions House, George Row, Northampton, NN1 1DF AP Inquest Hearing 15/04/2021
10:00
Adelheid Auguste Hilde GODSALL 69 Wellingborough 03/07/2019 Anne PEMBER Sessions House, George Row, Northampton, NN1 1DF AP Inquest Hearing 15/04/2021
11:00
Joshua Matthew COOPER 22 Coventry 25/04/2020 Anne PEMBER Sessions House, George Row, Northampton, NN1 1DF AP Inquest Hearing 21/04/2021
10:00
Caylee Donna HANKINS 32 N/A 30/10/2020 Anne PEMBER Sessions House, George Row, Northampton, NN1 1DF AP Inquest Hearing 22/04/2021
10:40
Katharine Mary GOODING 67 Northampton 06/07/2020 Anne PEMBER Sessions House, George Row, Northampton, NN1 1DF AP Inquest Hearing 22/04/2021
11:00
Michael William BETTS 76 Northampton 17/12/2020 Anne PEMBER Sessions House, George Row, Northampton, NN1 1DF AP Inquest Hearing 22/04/2021
11:30
Daryl Anthony BOND 49 Northampton 29/04/2020 Anne PEMBER Sessions House, George Row, Northampton, NN1 1DF AP Inquest Hearing 22/04/2021
12:40
Georgia Louise BLOXHAM 26 Northampton 11/04/2020 Anne PEMBER Sessions House, George Row, Northampton, NN1 1DF AP Inquest Hearing 22/04/2021
13:05
Vivien Yvonne VINCENT 66 Kettering 19/03/2020 Hassan SHAH Sessions House, George Row, Northampton, NN1 1DF HS Inquest Hearing 26/04/2021
10:00
Mark Andrew ROSE 55 Kettering 14/06/2020 Anne PEMBER Sessions House, George Row, Northampton, NN1 1DF AP Inquest Hearing 29/04/2021
10:00
Richard John BOYLE 43 N/A 19/02/2020 Anne PEMBER Sessions House, George Row, Northampton, NN1 1DF AP Inquest Hearing 29/04/2021
10:30
Alfie George Charlie DUNCAN 15 Northampton 12/05/2020 Jean HARKIN Sessions House, George Row, Northampton, NN1 1DF JH Inquest Hearing 30/04/2021
10:00
Helen ALEXANDER 92 Northampton 05/01/2019 Hassan SHAH Sessions House, George Row, Northampton, NN1 1DF HS Inquest Hearing 13/05/2021
10:00

​Inquest court location

Northampton Inquest Court, Sessions House, County Hall, George Row, Northampton, NN1 1ED

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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