The Lord Lieutenant

Current Lord-Lieutenant of Cornwall

Edward Bolitho OBE

Address: Chyandour Office, Penzance, TR18 3LW


Telephone: 01736 363021

For general enquiries on Lieutenancy or related matters please contact:

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The Cornwall Lieutenancy Office, County Hall, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 3AY

Telephone: (01872) 322100

The Lord-Lieutenant is supported by a Vice Lord-Lieutenant and by Deputy Lieutenants, whom he appoints from people who have rendered particular service to the county in a variety of ways.  The number of deputies depends on the size of the population.  At present the Lord-Lieutenant of Cornwall is allowed up to 37 deputies.

The Vice Lord-Lieutenant for Cornwall is Peter Davies, MBE, DL

Address:  Arundell, 1 Moresk Gardens, Truro, TR1 1BJ


Telephone: 01872 274764

Press release with details of appointment, September 2017

The Lord-Lieutenant is also supported administratively by the Clerk to the Lieutenancy, which is a role often taken on by the office of the Chief Executive of the Local County Council or in Cornwall's case, the unitary authority, Cornwall Council.

Address: Cornwall Lieutenancy Office, County Hall, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 3AY

Tel: (01872) 322100

The Lieutenancy Support Team (based in the same office as above) are:

The High Sheriff for 2018/19 is Mr Paul Young-Jamieson of Carnanton House, Carnanton, Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 4ED.

Tel: (01637) 860345


The Under Sheriff of Cornwall is Philip Reed

Address: Office of the Under Sheriff, 1 High Cross Street, St Austell, PL25 4AB

Tel: (01726) 74433

The Office of High Sheriff is an independent non-political Royal appointment for a single year. The origins of the Office date back to Saxon times, when the ‘Shire Reeve’ was responsible to the king for the maintenance of law and order within the shire, or county, and for the collection and return of taxes due to the Crown. Today, there are 55 High Sheriffs serving the counties of England and Wales each year.

Whilst the duties of the role have evolved over time, supporting the Crown and the judiciary remain central elements of the role today. In addition, High Sheriffs actively lend support and encouragement to crime prevention agencies, the emergency services and to the voluntary sector. In recent years High Sheriffs in many parts of England and Wales have been particularly active in encouraging crime reduction initiatives, especially amongst young people. Many High Sheriffs also assist Community Foundations and local charities working with vulnerable and other people both in endorsing and helping to raise the profile of their valuable work. The High Sheriff Association adopted DebtCred and Crimebeat in recent years in response to specific areas of need.

High Sheriffs receive no remuneration and no part of the expense of a High Sheriff’s year falls on the public purse. The High Sheriff's role is an annual appointment, commencing in March each year.

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