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 Crewkerne Town Council, England

Blazon: Or a lion rampant azure, armed and langued gules, between three torteaux; on a chief ermine a pale sable charged with three swords in pile points in base proper, hilts and pommels of the first

Crest: On a wreath of the colors, issuant from a wreath of flax flowered proper, the mast of a ship also proper flying a pennon of St. George, the sail hoisted gules charged with a cross moline or within a bordure argent goutté de sang

Mantling: Azure lined or

Motto: Keep Faith

In Heraldry there are several Kinds of Charges, which tho’ alike in Form, differ in Name, either by reason of their Colour, or some Dissimilitude in their Shape, not very conspicuous.

-From The Grammar of Heraldry by Samuel Kent, p25

For examples of charges named differently by color, see roundels and the various forms of goutté.