Blazon: Per pale gules three lions passant guardant in pale or and chequy or and azure
The dexter half of the arms, which are the royal arms of England, probably refer to Stamford’s status as a royal borough. The sinister half belongs to the Warren or Warenne family, who controlled the region in the 13th century.
I feel sort of bad for Stamford, honestly. They get to use the royal arms (on top of using the Warren arms, which are some of the most iconic arms in English armory) but no crest? No supporters? Not even any mantling??? They’ve been ROBBED, I say. ROBBED.
Blazon: Gules on a chevron or three estoiles sable, on a chief argent as many trefoils slipped vert
Crest: On a wreath gules and or an eagle wings displayed and elevated and head downwards and to the sinister proper holding in the beak an ear of wheat stalked and leaved or
Mantling: Gules lined or
The arms in the primary part of the shield belong to the Carre family, who founded the local almshouse and grammar school, while the trefoils are from the arms of the Harveys. The eagle represents the town’s associations with the Royal Air Force, while the wheat represents local agriculture.
Blazon: Barry wavy of six argent and azure on a chief gules a peacock in his pride proper between a fleur-de-lis on the dexter and a lion passant guardant on the sinister or
Crest: On a wreath argent and azure a morfex* argent beaked sable holding in its beak an eel proper
Supporters: On the dexter, an otter, on the sinister a beaver, all proper
Mantling: Gules lined argent
Motto: Deo fretus erumpe (Trust God and sally)
*The actual identity of this bird is unclear; this spelling does not reliably occur anywhere else. Possibilities include a moorhen, a martlet, a heron, a cormorant, or a grouse. (Campbell, Jillian, and Mike Cox. Secret Newark. Amberly Publishing Limited, 2015. Google Book Search. Web. 10 July 2016.)
Blazon: Lozengy argent and sable, on a chief or an annulet of the second between two torteaux
Crest: On a wreath or and gules in front of a wheel issuant therefrom a mount sable lozengy argent rising therefrom in its flames a phoenix proper
Mantling: Gules lined or
Motto: We seek the best
The annulet is derived from the Plumtree arms, and the torteaux from the Greys of Codnor. The black diamonds and the flames in the crest are intended to symbolize coal mining and the energy derived from it. The wheel is a reference to the town’s history with the Midland Counties Railway, which was initiated in Eastwood in 1832.
Blazon: Vert a fess ermine of five spots between in chief an eagle displayed, wings inverted perched on a thunderbolt fesswise between two garbs or and in base on water barry wavy argent and azure a Viking ship of third, sails of the fourth
Crest: On a wreath vert and argent on a mount an oak tree proper fructed or bound thereto by a chain proper two anchors in saltire of the third
Supporters: On the dexter a Lincolnshire Red Shorthorn Bull and on the sinister a Lincoln Longwool Ram both guardant proper, each supporting a croizer or
Blazon: Per quarterly gules and vert on a bend or between II and III two bars gemelles or surmounted by a pile reversed argent, a lion’s gamb erased gules armed azure between two cinquefoils pierced ermine
Crest: On a wreath argent and gules an owl close affronté supporting between its wings a pelt charged with a shuttle erect, all proper
Supporters: On the dexter a lamb guardant argent; on the sinister a tiger guardant, the tail reflexed up along the exterior thigh proper