Inquests

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An inquest is a legal inquiry into the medical cause and circumstances of a death. You can find details of upcoming inquests, pre-inquest hearings and opening of inquests using the links below. 

Press releases

The Coroner has a press release page for information on cases of interest.  

Coroner’s Courts

Coroner’s Inquests are heard at various venues across Cornwall.  You can find the address and information about how to get to each venue below.

Those wishing to attend Court who have additional requirements are requested to notify the Coroner's office for assistance. 

Please note:  If you wish to attend any hearings it is mandatory that you email Inquests@cornwall.gov.uk, with 48 working hours notice in advance of the hearing. This may mean that the hearing will need to be adjourned in some situations.  Full details can be found in the Coroner's Notice adjourning hearings document.

County Hall

County Hall,
Treyew Road, 
Truro, 
TR1 3AY

Location map for County Hall


Truro Magistrates Court

Truro Magistrates Court,
Tremorvah Wood Lane,
Mitchell Hill, 
Truro,
TR1 1HZ

How to get to Truro Magistrates Court


Truro Community Rooms

Truro Community Library,
Pydar Street,
Truro,
TR1 1EP 

How to get to Truro Library


Penwinnick Road Council Offices

The Council Offices,
39 Penwinnick Road,
St Austell,
PL25 5DR

How to get to Penwinnick road council offices


Bodmin Magistrates Courts

Bodmin Magistrates Courts,
Launceston Road,
Bodmin,
PL31 2AL

How to get to Bodmin Magistrates Courts

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