Arms of Corby Borough Council, England

Corby Borough Council

Granted 1958

Blazon: Gules a cross patonce between four oak leaves each enfiled by a ducal coronet or

Crest: On a wreath of the colors a raven wings addorsed and displayed sable, beaked, membered, gorged with a ducal coronet, and chained or, the dexter claw resting on a gad of steel proper

Mantling: Gules lined or

Motto: Deeds not words

Seal of William de Fortibus


From Inquiries into the Origin and Process of the Science of Heraldry in England by James Dallaway, p445

The arms on the dexter side of the shield are those of de Fortibus, gules a cross patonce vair, and those on the sinister are or a lion rampant azure, the paternal arms of his wife, Isabella de Fortibus, nee Redvers. His arms are dimidiated while hers are impaled.