Tag: Chief Land Registrar

Our new Chief Executive

Chief Executive and Chief Land Registrar, Graham Farrant

Thurrock Council Chief Executive Graham Farrant takes up the role of Land Registry’s Chief Land Registrar and Chief Executive on Monday 1 June.

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Service and sacrifice: Land Registry staff in WW1

Land Registry memorial

Britain’s declaration of war on Germany on 4 August 1914 brought a united response from Land Registry’s staff. Chief Land Registrar Sir Charles Fortescue Brickdale recorded how “while enlistment was voluntary, every man of military age applied for and obtained leave to volunteer for active service. “Afterwards, when the age limits were extended, there were…

Former Chief Land Registrar John Pryer remembered

Land Registry has been remembering former Chief Land Registrar John Pryer who has died at the age of 84. Mr Pryer’s term of office from 1983 to 1990 saw the extension of compulsory registration to the whole of England and Wales and the opening of the Land Register to the public.