Rottingdean Resources

We understand that having to cope with the practicalities following a death can be a daunting and stressful prospect. Below is some useful information for your local area, but do not hesitate to contact us if we can help in any way.

Key Contacts

Crematoriums & Cemeteries

  • Downs Crematorium
    Bear Road, Brighton, BN2 3PL
    Tel: 01273 572 472

  • Woodvale Crematorium
    Lewes Road, Brighton, BN2 3QB
    Tel: 01273 604 020

  • Brighton & Preston Cemetery (Downs Cemetery)
    Hartington Road, Brighton, BN2 3PL
    Tel: 01273 572 472

  • Lawn Memorial Cemetery
    Warren Road, Woodingdean, Brighton, BN2 6DX
    Tel: 01273 604020

Local Churches & Celebrants

  • St Margaret’s Church (Church of England)
    The Green, Rottingdean, Brighton, BN2 7HE
    Tel: 01273 281 302

  • Our Lady of Lourdes Church (Roman Catholic)
    Whiteway Lane, Rottingdean, Brighton, BN2 7GA
    Tel: 01273 302 903

  • There are many celebrants who work in Brighton and Hove; we do our best to match families with celebrants who we feel will best suit the individual’s needs.

Other Key Local Contacts

  • Brighton & Hove Registry Office
    Town Hall, Bartholomews, Brighton, BN1 1JA
    Tel: 01273 292 016

  • Lewes Registry Office
    Southover Grange, Southover Road, Lewes, BN7 1TP
    Tel: 0345 608 0198

  • HM Coroner - Brighton & Hove
    Tel: 01273 404 056

  • HM Coroner - East Sussex
    Tel: 01273 404 646

  • Royal Sussex County Hospital Bereavement Office
    Eastern Road, Brighton BN2 5BE
    Tel: 01273 664 611

Catering, Flowers & Venues

Local Caterers

  • Finger Food (Jill Dalby)
    Tel: 01273 304 907 or 07733 317 199

Local Florists

  • Gunns Florist
    19 Sydney Street, Brighton BN1 4EN
    Tel: 01273 683 038

  • Arlettes Florist
    225a South Coast Road, Peacehaven, BN10 8LB
    Tel: 01273 584 666

Wake Venues

  • East Brighton Golf Club
    Roedean Road, Brighton, BN2 5RA
    Tel: 01273 694 111

  • Malmaison Hotel
    The Waterfront, Brighton Marina Village, Brighton, BN2 5WA
    Tel: 01273 041 482

  • Brighton Racecourse
    Freshfield Road, Brighton, BN2 9XZ
    Tel: 01273 603 580

Taxis, Trains, & Hotels

Taxi Companies

  • Streamline Taxis
    Tel: 01273 202 020

  • Radio Cabs
    Tel: 01273 204 060

Train Stations

Local Hotels

  • White Horse Hotel
    High Street, Rottingdean, BN2 7HR
    Tel: 01273 300 301

Parks, Gardens & Attractions

Parks & Gardens

  • Kipling Gardens & Village Green
    The Green, Rottingdean, BN2 7HA


  • The Grange Museum, Gallery & Gardens
    The Green, Rottingdean BN2 7HA
    Tel: 01273 301 004

  • Rottingdean Windmill
    Marine Drive, Rottingdean, BN2 7GZ

Local Walks

  • Undercliff Walk (from Rottindean to Brighton Pier)

  • The South Downs

Useful Information

Registering a death that happened in Rottingdean

When you register the death, you will be asked for:

  • The medical certificate.
  • The deceased person’s medical card.
  • Any benefit books.
  • The deceased person’s marriage certificate, if there is a surviving spouse or civil partner.

You will also be asked for the following information about the deceased person:

  • First name, surname and any maiden name.
  • Date and place of death.
  • Last permanent address.
  • Date and place of birth (a copy of their birth certificate is helpful).
  • Occupation and name/occupation/date of birth of any surviving spouse or civil partner. Details of benefit being claimed, including State and private pension income.

The registrar will issue a death certificate. If the deceased person had financial dealings with a number of organisations including banks, building societies and insurance companies, you may find it useful to obtain additional copies. Many companies will require a certified copy of the death certificate when they are advised of the death.


If you’re struggling, you may find the following websites offer useful resources, advice and support groups for coping with grief and loss.