Coroners records

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Returns of Inquests provide information on the:

  • date of the inquest
  • name of the deceased
  • age category
  • whether a post mortem was performed
  • whether the inquest was held before a jury, verdicts
  • a statistical return at the end of each year

Registers of deaths reported

These tend to record the following details:

  • name index
  • serial number
  • filing number by case type
  • date of report to the coroner
  • full name and address, age and sex of deceased
  • about the inquest: type of inquest, verdict, details of adjournments and inquest files

Dates covered

Sheffield City and the West Riding areas for which the Sheffield City Coroner was responsible for:

Coroner’s registers 1926-1974 and inquest files 1940-1974(CC1)

South Yorkshire Western District (Barnsley and Rotherham) 1974 – 1990 (CC2)

Public Inquiry and Inquests into the Hillsborough Disaster 1989 – 1991 (CC5)


Sheffield Archives, 52 Shoreham Street.

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Coroners’ records are restricted access for up to 75 years.

Permission to see records less than 75 years old must first be obtained from the coroners office.

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We can normally supply copies for private study purposes, subject to access restrictions and the usual copyright regulations. Please contact us.



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