Welcome to the website of the High Sheriffs' Association of England and Wales.
I hope you will find the information we have set out here both informative and interesting.
There is a High Sheriff in every county in England and Wales, and their
history and tradition goes back before the Norman Conquest. The Office
is the oldest Royal appointment. The modern day High Sheriff has a very
different role and function to that of his ancient ancestors, but none
the less plays an important role in our 21st century society. I hope
our website will give you the information you are looking for, but
please do contact us if you need further information.