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Post-mortems and exhumations

Information about Lewisham public mortuary, the regional coroner and exhuming a deceased body.

Mortuary service

The service is provided to Lewisham residents by the public mortuary in Greenwich.

Coroners

​The main duty of a coroner is to enquire into sudden or unexplained deaths.

Exhuming a body

Exhumations are generally rare and tend to be traumatic for the family involved.