Arms of the borough of Wandsworth


London, England

Granted 1965

Blazon: Per pale indented argent and azure a fess chequy of the second and or, each of the last charged with a goutte of the second

Crest: On a wreath of the colors an ancient ship with a dragon’s head at the prow sable four oars in action and as many shields or on the bulwarks, flying a pennon gules and a sail of the arms

Supporters: On the dexter a dove wings elevated and addorsed azure and charged with four molets of five points or, in the beak a sprig of lavender proper; on the sinister a dragon sable wings elevated and addorsed argent and charged with four crosses couped gules

Mantling: Azure lined argent

Motto: We Serve

The field of the arms is derived from the London borough of Battersea. The fess chequy is from the arms of William de Warren, first Earl of Surrey, and the gouttes represent the tears shed by the prosecuted French Huguenots, as many of them settled in Wandsworth when fleeing persecution in the seventeenth century.

Arms of Fylde Borough Council, England

Granted 1974 (?)

Blazon: Vert a windmill or between two flaunches barry wavy argent and azure

Crest: On a wreath or and vert a dexter arm in armor, the hand gauntled proper and grasping three roses gules, barbed, seeded, and conjoined on one stem with three leaves also proper, all surmounted by as many molets of five points gules

Supporters: On the dexter a lion argent gorged with a wreath of the first and azure, pendant therefrom a hexagon of the last charged with a cross flory of the first; on the sinister a lion or gorged with a wreath of the last and azure, pendant therefrom a hexagon of the last charged with a dove volant, the dexter wing inverted and holding in the beak an olive branch of the third

Mantling: Vert lined or

Motto: Gaudeat ager (“Let the field be joyful”)


Arms of Seville, Spain (province)

Blazon: Azure on a floor chequy argent and sable, three gothic arches or, therein the figure of a king seated on a throne, crowned and bearing a sword and orb proper, habited of the second, robed gules between two cardinals proper bearing croizers or; on a base vert the motto “NO8DO” of the last

The main escutcheon is surrounded by ten smaller escutcheons. Their blazons, counterclockwise, are: argent on an escutcheon azure a sun in splendor or (Écija); or on a base vert a tower triple-towered proper between two bears rampant combatant sable (Osuna); gules a horse saliant argent, saddled and bridled proper (Morón de la Frontera); per fess I argent two arrows in saltire and one in pale sable, II or a lion rampant gules crowned azure (Marchena); argent a bunch of grapes vert leafed proper (Estepa); azure between two pillars argent, a forest proper, issuant therefrom a sun in spendor or (Sanlúcar la Mayor); or on a base a tree eradicated ensigned by a crown, all proper (Lora del Río); or a base azure surmounted by two doves volant in pale argent (Cazalla de la Sierra); per fess, I argent on a pale or between two trees eradicated a tower proper, II argent on a bridge over water in base proper, a bull statant sable and a horse trippant of the field, respectant (Utrera); and azure a molet of eight points argent within a bordure compony gules a castle triple-towered or, windowed azure (Castile) and or a lion rampant gules crowned azure (Carmona).

Stationers’ Company

From Heraldry Display’d, or London’s Armory by Samuel Lyne, p48

Blazon: Azure on a chevron or between three Bibles fesswise, clasps downward gules, garnished and leaved of the second an eagle rising proper enclosed by two red roses seeded or barbed vert; from the chief a demi-circle of glory edged with clouds proper, therein a dove displayed and nimbed argent

Motto: Verbum Domini Manet in Aeternum (The Word of the Lord Endures Forever)

From The Grammar of Heraldry by Samuel Kent, p209

1. Simon Degg of Derbyshire, argent on a bend azure three falcons volant of the first with a crescent for difference

2. John Dowdal, gules a fess between three* doves or

*Three is the number given in the blazon; obviously, five are depicted in the wood cutting.