Arms of Nicolas le Gras

From the Dering Roll (c. 1270-1300)

Blazon: Azure three lioncels rampant or and a chief argent

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Arms of Braintree District Council, England

Granted 1974

Blazon: Gules on a pale or between two seaxes palewise points upward addorsed argent hilted and pommeled of the second two lioncels azure; overall a on a fess wavy argent another sable

Crest: On a wreath of the colors a garb or surmounted by a mount vert, thereupon a boar passant azure crined and unguled of the second supporting with the dexter forehoof a Maltese Cross gules

Supporters: Two lions sable, armed and langued gules, each gorged with a riband argent pendent therefrom by a ring a molet of the last surmounted by a pentagon or fimbriated and charged with a fleur-de-lis vert and holding in the mouth a shuttle erect threaded proper.

Mantling: Gules lined or

Motto: By wisdom and foresight