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The Coroners

There are six administrative districts ('or sheadings') on the Isle of Man, each one of which has a coroner.

Coroners are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor under the Customary Laws Act 1422, and are assisted in their duties by Lockmen.

Their main functions 

• summonsing of jurors;
• service of process and other documents; and
• enforcement of executions in respect of court judgments.

Sheadings

The Isle of Man is divided into six administrative districts, called sheadings; each of which usually has a coroner. The term 'sheading' is thought to be a Norse word for 'ship division' and each district was believed to be responsible for producing a certain number of warships.

The six sheadings are:

-   Ayre
-   Glenfaba
-   Garff
-   Michael
-   Rushen
-   Middle

At present there are only four coroners, as two of them have responsibility for multiple sheadings.

Sheadings
Coroners' Contact Details

Coroner for Ayre & Garff - Mr Gareth Leece
Town Hall
Parliament Square
Ramsey
Isle of Man
IM8 1RT
(Office hours: 10:00 to 12:30, Monday to Friday)
Telephone - +44 (0) 1624 815899
Fax - +44 (0) 1624 810101
email: ramseycoroner@manx.net

Coroner for Glenfaba and Michael - Mr Gordon Leece
13 Douglas Street
Peel
Isle of Man
IM5 1BA
Telephone and Fax - +44 (0) 1624 845711
email: glenfabacoroner@manx.net

Coroner for Middle - Ms Kelly Sloane
Coroners Office
Ground Floor
Removal House
39 Finch Road
Douglas
Isle of Man
IM1 2PW
Telephone - +44 (0) 1624 622280
Fax - +44 (0) 1624 612130
email: coroner@coronerofmiddle.com

Coroner for Rushen - Mr Mark Wrigley
10 Bridge Street
Castletown
Isle of Man
IM9 1AX
Telephone - +44 (0) 1624 822871
email: mail@rushen-coroner.co.uk