Viscount Blakenham, of Little Blakenham in the County of Suffolk, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1963 for the Conservative politician and former Secretary of State for War, the Hon. John Hare. He was the third son of Richard Hare, 4th Earl of Listowel (see Earl of Listowel for earlier history of the family). As of 2014 the title is held by his son, the second Viscount, who succeeded in 1982. As a grandson of the fourth Earl of Listowel he is also in remainder to this peerage and its subsidiary titles.
Viscounts Blakenham (1963)
The heir apparent is the present holder's son Hon. Caspar John Hare (b. 1972)
Arms of Viscount Blakenham
- Coronet of a Viscount
- A Demi-Lion Argent, ducally gorged Or.
- Gules, two Bars and a Chief indented Or.
- Dexter: a Dragon Ermine, armed and langued Gules. Sinister: a Guernsey Cow proper.
- ODI PROFANUM (I hate whatever is profane)
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- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages