Sarah Coryton of Pentillie Castle appointed High Sheriff of Cornwall 2017-18
Sarah Coryton of Pentillie Castle, near Saltash, was sworn in as the High Sheriff of Cornwall on March 19, 2017, in the grounds of the historic castle.
Previous High Sheriff, Mrs Jane Hartley, handed over her badge of office to the new High Sheriff in a ceremony which took place in idyllic surroundings by the River Tamar.
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 county, and for the collection and return of taxes due to the Crown.
“I am delighted and honoured to be appointed as High Sheriff,” said Sarah Coryton, who shot to fame 9 years ago in the Channel 4 show, Country House Rescue, and has since been instrumental in the development of Pentillie into an award winning luxury B&B and events venue. “It’s a historic and important role for Cornwall and I look forward to serving the Cornish community to the best of my ability.”
Sarah is the tenth High Sheriff of Cornwall connected with the Pentillie estate, and will be the 12th female in the office. She takes over from Jane Hartley of Holywell Bay, and is looking forward to working with local crime prevention agencies, the emergency services and the voluntary sector, supporting the Crown and the judiciary.