Inquests are conducted by coroners and are held to investigate the manner and cause of death

Not digitised

The index records: inquest number, name, date, location and remarks note whether the person identified in the index is the deceased or is appearing as a witness in the inquest for 1796-1824 only.

Not digitised

Search 45,500+ entries. This index records: inquest number, name or particulars of fire, date, location, coroner and remarks for the period Jul 1942 to Jun 1963 only.

We hold a fairly complete set of Coroners Inquest Papers for the years 1940-1963.

Each file includes: particulars of the deceased and the circumstances of death; copies of testimonies and of statements by the police, medical officers or others concerned with the reporting of the death; a list of witnesses; and a copy of the coroner's finding as to the cause of death....

A brief overview of the major sources in our collection that relate to fires.