The Probate Registries

The probate offices that issue grants of probate and grants of letters of administration are known as Probate Registries.

The Principal Probate Registry is situated in Central London, and there are 11 District Probate Registries and 18 Probate Sub-Registries. These are administered by HM Courts Service, which is part of the Ministry of Justice.

The Principal and the 11 District Probate Registries are listed below, or you can see the details of the Sub-Registries here too.

Principal Probate Registry

  • London Probate Registry

    London Probate Department, First Avenue House, 42-49 High Holborn, Ground Floor, Holborn, London WC1V 6NP
    Full venue details

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    Photo: David Hawgood

District Probate Registries

  • Birmingham District Probate Registry
    The Priory Courts, 33 Bull Street, Birmingham B4 6DU
    Full venue details
  • Brighton District Probate Registry
    William Street, Brighton BN2 2LG
    Full venue details
  • Bristol District Probate Registry 
    The Civil Justice Centre, 2 Redcliff Street, Bristol BS1 6GR
    Full venue details
  • Cardiff Probate Registry of Wales
    3rd Floor, Cardiff Magistrates Court, Fitzalan Place, Cardiff CF24 0RZ<
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    Full venue details
  • Ipswich District Probate Registry 
    Ground Floor, 8 Arcade Street, Ipswich IP1 1EJ
    Full venue details
  • Leeds District Probate Registry
    York House, 31 York Place, Leeds LS1 2BA
    Full venue details
  • Liverpool District Probate Registry 
    Queen Elizabeth II Law Courts, Derby Square, Liverpool L2 1XA
    Full venue details
  • Manchester District Probate Registry 
    Manchester Civil Justice Centre, Ground Floor, 1 Bridge Street West, PO BOX 4240, Manchester M60 1WJ
    Full venue details
  • Newcastle District Probate Registry 
    1 Waterloo Square, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 4AL
    Full venue details
  • Oxford District Probate Registry
    Combined Court Building, St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 1LY
    Full venue details
  • Winchester District Probate Registry
    4th Floor, Cromwell House, Andover Road, Winchester SO23 7EW
    Full venue details
The list of main Registry venue details can also be downloaded in the PA4 Directory of Probate Registries and Interview Venues PDF.