The history of the role / office of Sheriff stretches back hundreds of years to the time of the Norman Invasion of England in 1066 and, possibly, before that.

There is a page for a history of each member Shrievalty as well as an overall history of the office.

  • NOTE – Please be aware that there is often confusion between the “High Sheriff” and the City / Town Sheriffs and, consequently, we aim to identify the differences. The High Sheriffs have their own website