High Sheriff of Hereford and Worcester

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The office of High Sheriff of Hereford and Worcester came into existence with the county of Hereford and Worcester on 1 April 1974 under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1972. The office subsumed that of the much older offices of Sheriff of Herefordshire and Sheriff of Worcestershire. The office was abolished in 1998 and the functions of the High Sheriff of Hereford and Worcester returned to the offices of the Sheriff of Herefordshire and Sheriff of Worcestershire both of which were renamed High Sheriff. During its existence the office of High Sheriff of Hereford and Worcester remaigned the Sovereign's representative in the County for all matters relating to the Judiciary and the maintenance of law and order. The High Sheriff changed every March.

Officeholders[edit]

  • 1974: Colonel George Michael Singleton, M.C., T.D., of Tustins, Colwall, near Malvern [1]
  • 1975: George Howard Heaton, of The Tee, Martley, near Worcester[2]
  • 1976: David Vernon Swynfen Cottrell, of Rectory Farm Cottage, Kemerton, Tewkesbury [3]
  • 1977: Lieut-Colonel Edward Courtenay Phillips, M.C., of Chase House, Monnington-on-Wye, near Hereford.[4]
  • 1978: John Sydney Birch Lea, of Dunley Hall, Stourport-on-Severn [5]
  • 1979: Bernard Arthur Higgins, of The Halesend, Storridge, near Malvern.[6]
  • 1980: Colonel Thomas Jim Bowen, MC, of Little Blakes[7]
  • 1981: Richard Chevallier Green, of The Whittern, Lyonshall, Kington.[8]
  • 1982: John Alan Bennet Thompson, of Bransford Manor, Worcester [9]
  • 1983:

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  • 1996:
  • 1997: Michael Eliot Howard, Green Farm, Sankyn's Green, Little Witley [10]

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