Investigations and inquests in North East Kent

The Archbishop's Palace, Maidstone. This area covers the district council areas of Canterbury (part), Dover (part) and Thanet.

Inquests for this area are normally held at Archbishops Palace, Maidstone unless stated otherwise.

The Senior Coroner for this area is Patricia Harding.

Contact us

Coroner's officers - calls reporting a new death or relating to a current case:

Telephone: 03000 41 05 02 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
Email: KentandMedwayCoroners@kent.gov.uk
Address: Coroner Service Team, Cantium House, Sandling Road, Maidstone, ME14 1XD

General enquiries - not related to an ongoing case or about a concluded case or related to treasure:

Telephone: 03000 41 05 03 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
Email: KentandMedwayAdmin@kent.gov.uk
Address: Coroner Service Team, Cantium House, Sandling Road, Maidstone, ME14 1XD

Inquests to be heard

The following listings are all provisional and may be subject to changes in date or time even at a late stage in proceedings. If you are intending to attend an inquest please check the listing the day before you are expecting the inquest to be heard for any revisions to time or date.

Inquests can also be listed at short notice and may not always appear on this page. If you are expecting an inquest to be listed and it does not appear on the page below please telephone or email general enquiries using the contact details above.

TypeDateTime Place of inquestNameAge Date of death Place of death
Inquest21 June 202111amThe Archbishops Palace, MaidstoneSarah Hanshaw5020 January 2021Ramsgate
Inquest21 June 202111:30amThe Archbishops Palace, MaidstoneChristopher Hillier7114 March 2021Herne Bay
Inquest21 June 202112:30pmThe Archbishops Palace, MaidstoneRaymond Aldred758 January 2021Deal
Inquest 21 June 2021 2pm The Archbishops Palace, Maidstone Samuel Lewis 20 8 November 2020 King's College Hospital
Inquest21 June 20212:30pmThe Archbishops Palace, MaidstoneColin Pointin861 May 2021Birchington
Inquest 21 June 2021 3pm The Archbishops Palace, Maidstone Laura Strode 43 19 February 2021 Broadstairs
Inquest21 June 20213pmThe Archbishops Palace, MaidstoneMark White6714 May 2021Pilgrims Hospice Canterbury
Inquest23 June 202110:30amThe Archbishops Palace, MaidstoneAlan Heselden 8827 May 2021Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital
Inquest 24 June 2021 10am County Hall, Maidstone John Crayford 52 5 March 2021 Deal
Inquest 24 June 2021 11am County Hall, Maidstone Frederick Brackenborough 82 26 February 2021 Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Hospital
Inquest24 June 202112pmCounty Hall, Maidstone Geoffrey Laurens8928 February 2021Whitstable
Inquest24 June 202112:30pmCounty Hall, MaidstoneMarjorie Wratten8918 April 2021Whitstable
Inquest24 June 20212pmCounty Hall, Maidstone William Kirkland6525 March 2021St George's Hospital
Inquest24 June 20213pmCounty Hall, MaidstoneFrederick Cowley9116 December 2020Birchington
Inquest24 June 20213:30pmCounty Hall, MaidstoneAerandir Callanan2 months24 March 2021Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Hospital
Inquest28 June 202110amThe Archbishops Palace, MaidstoneGary Murray7317 March 2021Chelsea and Westminster Hospital 
Inquest28 June 202111:30amThe Archbishops Palace, MaidstoneDaniel Shearman465 February 2021Whitstable
Inquest28 June 202112pmThe Archbishops Palace, MaidstoneJoan Pierce948 June 2021Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Hospital
Inquest 28 June 20212:30pmThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneMartin Shepherd4822 July 2020Deal
Pre inquest review30 June 202110amThe Archbishops Palace, MaidstoneLucas Webb1613 December 2020Canterbury
Inquest30 June 202111:30amCounty Hall, MaidstoneMargaret Waite8510 June 2021Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Hospital
Inquest5 July 202110amCounty Hall, MaidstoneAaron Lloyd4031 October 2020Birchington
Inquest 6 July 2021 12pm County Hall, Maidstone Josie Archer-Smith 22 31 October 2020 Maidstone
Inquest 12 July to 21 July 2021 10am County Hall, Maidstone Luchii Vladut Gavrilescu 1 month 6 December
2019
Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Hospital
Inquest12 July 20212pmThe Archbishops Palace, Maidstone Finn Ward2027 March 2021Canterbury
Inquest14 July 202111amCounty Hall, MaidstoneAlan Wellard9423 April 2021Pilgrims Hospice Canterbury
Pre inquest review 15 July 2021 10am County Hall, Maidstone Hayley Smith 27 29 December 2019 Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Hospital
Inquest16 July 202111amCounty Hall, MaidstoneColin Govey7529 April 2021Canterbury
Inquest 19 July 2021 10am The Archbishops Palace, Maidstone Andrew Russell 47 25 November 2020 Canterbury
Inquest19 July 20212pmThe Archbishops Palace, MaidstoneAlison Plant741 April 2021Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Hospital
Inquest19 July 20212:30pmThe Archbishops Palace, MaidstoneNicolas Hayes4922 April 2021Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Hospital
Inquest21 July 202111amThe Archbishops Palace, MaidstoneRobert Sayles442 May 2021Deal
Inquest21 July 202111:30amThe Archbishops Palace, MaidstoneHolly Bestwick3130 March 2021Margate
Inquest 26 July 2021 10am County Hall, Maidstone Mary Llewellyn 66 15 March 2021 Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Hospital
Inquest26 July 202112:30pmCounty Hall, MaidstoneVictor Day8116 April 2021Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Hospital
Inquest2 August 202111amCounty Hall, MaidstoneTania Birks741 May 2021Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Hospital
Inquest2 August 20212:00pmCounty Hall, Maidstone Sarah Perkins6811 April 2021Canterbury
Inquest9 August 202110:30amCounty Hall, MaidstoneHadley Savory3113 December 2019Margate
Inquest12 August 202110amCounty Hall, MaidstoneAnthony Palmer7321 March 2021Deal
Inquest12 August 20212:30pmCounty Hall, MaidstoneWilliam Stirups644 May 2021Canterbury
Inquest 16 August 2021 11:30am The Archbishops Palace, Maidstone Emily Set 18 28 November 2020 Canterbury
Inquest17 August 202112:30pmThe Archbishops Palace, MaidstoneMark Llewellyn 6415 April 2021Deal
Inquest17 August 20211pmThe Archbishops Palace, MaidstonePauline Keen7224 April 2021Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Hospital
Inquest24 August 202110amThe Archbishops Palace, MaidstoneJames Seddon6226 January 2020Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Hospital
Pre Inquest Review25 August 202110amThe Archbishops Palace, MaidstoneChristopher Osland6513 May 2021Kent and Canterbury Hospital
Inquest27 August 20212pmCounty Hall, MaidstoneMichael Collins7821 May 2021Pilgrims Hospice Canterbury
Inquest2 September 202110amCounty Hall, MaidstoneJulian Hurstfield 716 May 2021Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Hospital
Inquest 6 to 17 September 2021 10am Shepway Centre, Oxford Road Archie Batten 0 days 1 September 2019 Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Hospital
Inquest7 September 202110amThe Archbishops Palace, MaidstoneHeather Gidlow5219 March 2021Kings College Hospital
Inquest7 September 202110amCounty Hall, MaidstoneBrenda Sutherland8027 May 2021Canterbury
Inquest20 to 21 September 202110amCounty Hall, MaidstoneLucas Webb1613  December 2020Canterbury
Inquest 20 to 28 September 2021  10am Shepway Centre, Oxford Road Hayley Smith 27 29 December 2019 Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Hospital
Inquest12 October 202110amCounty Hall, MaidstoneAlan Besant635 October 2019Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Hospital
Inquest12 October 202110amThe Archbishops Palace, MaidstoneMargaret Lynch8611 June 2021Broadstairs
Inquest  25 October 202110amThe Archbishop's Palace, MaidstoneCaspar Veres2825 September 2020Algeciras
Inquest8 to 10 November 202110:30amThe Archbishops Palace, MaidstoneArchie Powell4 days14 February 2019Evalina Childrens Hospital
Inquest11 November 202110:30amCounty Hall, MaidstoneArchie Powell4 Days 14 February 2019Evalinas children hospital
Inquest16 to 17 November 202110amThe Archbishops Palace, MaidstoneSamuel Alban-Stanley1326 April 2020Kings College Hospital
Inquest18 to 19 November 202110amCounty Hall, MaidstoneSamuel Alban-Stanley1326 April 2020Kings College Hospital
Inquest22 to 23 November 202110amThe Archbishops Palace, MaidstoneSamuel Alban-Stanley1326 April 2020Kings College Hospital
Inquest25 to 26 November 202110amCounty Hall, MaidstoneSamuel Alban-Stanley1326 April 2020Kings College Hospital
Inquest29 November 202110amThe Archbishops Palace, MaidstoneSamuel Alban-Stanley1326 April 2020Kings College Hospital
Pre inquest review27 October 202110amThe Archbishops Palace, MaidstoneSamuel Alban-Stanley 1326 April 2020Kings College Hospital
Inquest14 to 25 March 202210amThe Archbishops Palace, MaidstoneArchie Batten0 days1 September 2019Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Hospital