The mortuary handles sudden deaths that have been referred to the H M Coroner.

It receives and cares for people who pass away in the Waltham Forest.

The council provides Walthamstow Public Mortuary for Her Majesty's Coroner for the Eastern Area of Greater London.

The mortuary is licensed by the Human Tissue Agency.

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  • receives and stores bodies for the coroner
  • handles bodies with dignity and respect
  • assist the pathologists with post-mortems to determine the cause of death
  • assist forensic pathologists with post-mortems in cases where criminal charges may arise
  • provide information and advice about post-mortems and what to do after a death
  • assist the coroner to deal quickly with cases for faith or cultural requirements
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Storage £15
Post Mortem £515
Special Post Mortem £775
Infectious diseases Post Mortem £545
2nd Post Mortem £775
Releasing body out of hours £205
Private Post Mortem £775

Storage charges are applicable 10 working days after the Coroner issues a release certificate 

Pay for a Mortuary service

For information about a career in this field please visit the web site of Association of Anatomical Pathology Technology.

Opening times Click to get info

Opening hours for non-urgent matters:

  • Monday to Thursday: 9am to 2pm
  • Friday: 9am to 1pm

Book a mortuaries body admittance and removal

This link can be used to arrange a collection or admittance of the deceased

The mortuary also has an out-of-hours phone number to allow undertakers to collect the deceased out of hours by appointment only.

There is a £205 charge for this service.

Out of hours telephone: 07900 133 820

Contact Click to get info

Walthamstow Public Mortuary

Queens Road Walthamstow 
E17 8QP 
Phone 0208 496 3374