Urgent burials in Bath

For urgent burial and related funeral services anywhere in the area, look no further than
W.F. Dolman and Son. Feel free to discuss funeral arrangements with our professionals.

The coroner

If the deceased has not been attended by his/her doctor within 14 days or death occurs suddenly, then the death will be reported to the coroner for the area where the death took place. The coroner will have to establish the cause of death; this is normally done by a post-mortem examination. The deceased will remain under the coroner’s jurisdiction until the cause of death has been established and only then will the coroner release the deceased for the funeral to take place. The family will be assigned a coroner’s officer who will liaise with them throughout the process. The coroner’s officer will advise the family when they can register the death. The coroner’s court will issue the death certificate.


Registration of death must be completed within 5 working days of the death. Ideallythis should be done as soon as possible. You will need to either contact the registry office in which the death occurred or if you live a distance away, you can contact your local registry office and register by declaration. Most registry offices will require you to make an appointment. The registrar will give you a certificate, also known as the green form, which we will need to have. It is not needed to make the funeral arrangements. Please feel free to contact W F Dolman and Son either before or after you have the certificate.


High Street
Bath BA1 5AW
Tel:012225 477234

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust,
Combe Park,
Bath BA1 3NG

The Hollies,
High St
Midsummer Norton BA3 2DP

Keynsham Civic Centre
Market Walk,
Keynsham BS31 1FS

The Register Office,
County Hall,
Bythesea Road,
Trowbridge BA14 8JN
Tel: 0300 003 4569


For bereavement care and advice you may also contact:

RUH Bereavement Office
Combe Park
Bath BA1 3NG
Tel: 01225 824015 or 01225 824315

Cruse Bereavement Care
2 Westfield Court
Third Avenue, Westfield
Midsomer Norton BA3 4XD
Tel: 01761 417250

Call us on 01225 444110 for more information on registration of death in Bath or surrounding areas

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