Deaths abroad

When a person dies outside of England and Wales the details will be referred to the Coroner once the body is resting with the Undertaker in England, the Coroner for the area where the body is to be interred (cremated or buried) will deal with the matter.

The Coroner will review all information provided on the circumstances of the death and, as is normal procedure, indicate if further investigations are required such as a post mortem examination or Inquest. The next of kin will be kept informed of the Coroners decision.

Please note the death will be registered in the country where the death occurred. The death may also be registered with the British Authorities as a Consular Registration. Further information can be find on the GOV UK website.

Getting to the Coroner's Court

The Coroner’s Court is located on the A6 close to Stockport Town Centre and is next to the Town Hall adjacent to the Stockport Art Museum.

Car – The Court is located a few minutes off the M60 motorway, please use post code SK1 3XE if using a satnav. PLEASE NOTE – there are no parking facilities at the Court, there is on street metered, parking around the Court but this is limited. There are a number of public car parks nearby.

If you require a disabled parking place please contact the office.

Train – Stockport train station is situated close to the Court, approximately a 10 minute walk away.

Bus – There are many local bus services which stop outside of the court on Wellington Road South.


Our facilities

  • The Court has a communal waiting area, toilets including a toilet for people with disabilities
  • There is a loop system available in the Court
  • Smoking is not permitted in the Court building
  • Guide and assistance dogs are permitted within the Court

Contact details


Coroner's Court
1 Mount Tabor Street
(For Sat Navs please use SK1 3XE)

0161 474 3993

Please note the phone lines are open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to midday and from 1pm to 4pm

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