Blazon: Per chevron argent and gules in chief an hourglass proper between two estoiles of six points azure, in base three cannon barrels erect palewise proper, each charged on the breech with a lion’s face or
Motto: We govern by serving
The hourglass and estoiles refer to the Greenwich Observatory, and the cannon barrels to the Royal Arsenal.
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.
Arms of Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd earl of Liverpool, Prime Minister 1812-1827 (1770-1728) Blazon: Barry wavy of four argent and azure; on the first bar, a hawk holding in its beak a leaf, all proper; on the second, two estoiles of … Continue reading →