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image for Historical Event item typeThe Sheriff's Ride at Lichfield City

Historical Event, Sat 9 Sep 2017, free entry


Lichfield City Council

01543 309854


WS13 6HL

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The Sheriffs Ride at Lichfield is a boundary marking custom – around 100 smartly turned-out horsemen and women accompany the Sheriff on a sixteen mile trek around the parish. The officials of the party only assemble in front of the Guildhall for brief speeches and toasts before joining the main cavalcade on The Friary.

Races take place in the afternoon and the cavalcade returns to town to be met by the Sword and Mace bearers who escort the company back to the Guildhall to be greeted by the Dean of the Cathedral. The custom dates back to the Sixteenth Century when the town was given a charter with the right to appoint its own Sheriff.

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Event details

Dates Times
Sat 9 Sep 2017 10:00 to 18:00


Free entry



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Map reference: SK 117094  Lat: 52.68226 Long: -1.82760

Lichfield City Centre is accessible from A38 and from A51 - follow the signs to Lichfield Cathedral City.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 km from Lichfield City station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
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