Service information

The Coroner’s Service receives reports of deaths, makes enquiries on behalf of the Coroner and liaises with relatives and potential witnesses.

Coroners also deal with finds that may be classed as treasure.

Find out more about the Coroner's service in the Ministry of Justice Guide to coroner services and coroner investigations

Her Majesty’s Coroner, Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen holds office under the Crown and is an independent judicial officer. Coroners are members of the judiciary and are funded but not employed by the Council.

The H M Senior Coroner for Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen is Dr James Adeley.

Coroner's Office opening hours

Monday to Thursday 9am to 4pm

Friday 9am to 3.30pm


For general enquiries please contact us.

To report a death or discuss an on-going investigation please contact the Coroner's officers: tel. 01772 536536 fax: 01772 530752.

Coroner's Courts

Coroner’s Courts are held at:

  • The Council Chamber, King William street, Blackburn, BB1 7DY
  • Ribble Valley Town Hall, Council Offices, Church Walk, Clitheroe  BB7 2RA
  • Accrington Town Hall, Blackburn Road, Accrington  BB5 1LA


Further information

Bereavement care services, Royal Blackburn Hospital

Registrars of Births, Marriages and Deaths

Bereavement register

The Bereavement Register is a service which aims to reduce the amount of direct mail sent to those who have died by enabling companies to remove details from their lists.​​

Contact details

Mail Coroner’s Court, 2 Faraday Court, Fulwood, Preston PR2 9NB
Phone Number(s) 01772 536536
Fax Number(s) 01772 530752
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