High Sheriff Of Rutland
This is a list of High Sheriffs of Rutland. The High Sheriff is the oldest secular office under the Crown: there has been a Sheriff of Rutland since 1129. Formerly the High Sheriff was the principal law enforcement officer in the county but over the centuries most of the responsibilities associated with the post have been transferred elsewhere or are now defunct, so that its functions are now largely ceremonial. The High Sheriff changes every March. After some 22 years as part of Leicestershire, Rutland was split away in 1996 as a Unitary Authority with its own shrievalty, thus re-establishing the separate High Sheriff of Rutland.
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