Viscount Hewart

Viscount Hewart, of Bury in the County Palatine of Lancaster, was a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1940 for Gordon Hewart, 1st Baron Hewart, on his retirement as Lord Chief Justice.[1] He had already been created Baron Hewart, of Bury in the County of Lancaster, in 1922, also in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.[2] He was educated at Bury Grammar School. The titles became extinct on the death of his son, the second Viscount, in 1964.

Viscounts Hewart (1940)

Coat of arms of Viscount Hewart
In front of the trunk of a tree sprouting thereon an owl Proper three crosses patée fesswise Or.
Argent on a fess Sable between two owls Proper in chief and in base a cross patée of the second a fasces Or.
On either side an owl Proper charged with a fasces erect Or.
Nulla Retrorsum. [3]


  1. "No. 34984". The London Gazette. 1 November 1940. p. 6348.
  2. "No. 32653". The London Gazette. 28 March 1922. pp. 2507–2508.
  3. Burke's Peerage. 1949.
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