London Borough of Croydon

The Public Health Act 1936 gives local authorities' power to provide a mortuary for the reception of bodies and the carrying out of post-mortems.

Croydon public mortuary is used for the reception and storage of bodies of those who have died in the borough.

We are regulated by the Human Tissue Act 2004 and adhere to their guidelines in all aspects of the operation of the mortuary. The service is run under the jurisdiction of HM Coroner, according to the HM Coroners Act 1988 and the Coroners Rules 1984.

We handle deaths that have been referred to the coroner or where a death certificate cannot be issued.

We are committed to providing a professional, dignified, caring and sympathetic service. Our mortuary officers are highly qualified and experienced anatomical pathology technicians.

Opening time:

Mon-Fri, 9am - 1pm & 2pm - 4pm
Appointments to view must be made through the Coroner's Office please telephone 020 8313 1883.

The mortuary is opened for emergencies and is an integral part of Croydon's emergency services.


Croydon public mortuary

020 8684 9135
Address Line:

152 Thornton Road

Thornton Heath

Surrey, CR7 6BB