Are you curious about the office of High Sheriff and how the Shrievalty came about? Robert Napier CBE, High Sheriff of Surrey from 2017-2018, explains the role’s history since 1066, including the Surrey Sheriffs who came before him and fascinating stories from different centuries.

You can also read more about what a High Sheriff does today on our home page.

The nomination of High Sheriffs is presided over by the Queens Remembrancer. The Under Sheriff, Caroline Breckell MVO DL, has written a summary of that roles connection with the High Sheriff dating back to 1164.