Arms of Boston Borough Council, England

Arms of Boston Borough Council, England

Granted 1974

Blazon: Or on a chevron azure three coronets each composed of crosses paté and fleurs-de-lis of the field; on a chief sable a garb between two pairs of windmill sails also of the field

Crest: On a wreath of the colors a demi-lion rampant or holding in the forepaws a wool-pack proper charged with a ram couchant or*

Supporters: Two mermaids proper crined and finned or upon a compartment of waves barry wavy azure and argent**

Mantling: Azure lined or

Motto: Serve with amnity

*The blazon specifies that the ram should be or, though the depiction here seems to be argent.

**Compartments are generally not described in the blazon, but this seems to be an exception.



Arms of Hadleigh Town Council, England


Granted 1618

Blazon: Azure a chevron erminois between three woolpacks argent

Crest: On a wreath or and azure upon a mount vert a Paschal lamb passant argent supporting a cross-staff or flying a pennant azure charged with a woolpack argent

Mantling: Gules lined argent

Arms of Great Dunmow Town Council, England

Great Dunmow

Granted 1956

Blazon: Gules on a chevron between in chief two fleurs-de-lis and in base a lion rampant or bearing in the dexter forepaw a civic mace argent, a pomegranate slipped, leaved, and seeded proper between two mascles chevronwise of the field

Crest: On a wreath of the colors on a woolpack proper a boar passant azure armed, ungled, and charged on the flank with three crescents two and one or, holding in the mouth three stalks of barley and a spray of hops also proper

Mantling: Gules lined or

Motto: May Dunmow prosper

Arms of Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council, England

Granted 1974 (?)

Blazon: Vert on a pale wavy argent a roach hauriant proper all within a bordure or charged with six roses gules barbed and seeded proper

Crest: On a wreath of the colors between two cotton sprigs a woolpack charged with a fleece proper banded or above a fer-de-moline in fess sable

Mantling: Vert lined argent

Supporters: On the dexter an eagle wings addorsed and inverted or gorged with a riband pendant therefrom by a ring a ram’s head argent; on the sinister a falcon wings addorsed and inverted or gorged with a like riband pendant therefrom by a ring of the first a molet of five points pierced sable

Arms of the Mid-Devon District Council, England


Blazon: Argent four bars wavy azure, surmounted by a pale gules charged with a crozier entwined with a branch of oak or, on a chief of the third, a castle between two garbs of the fourth

Crest: On a torse argent and azure, a demi-lion rampant of the second, holding between the paws a wool-pack charged with a cog proper

Mantling: Azure lined argent

Motto: Fide et industria (By faith and industry)

Textile Guilds of London


Medieval London Textile Guilds.

1. The Mercers: gules issuant from a bank of clouds the Virgin couped at the shoulders proper vested in a robe of the field ornamented and crined or, wreathed with a chaplet of roses alternately of the first and argent and crowned with a celestial crown, all within a bordure of clouds also proper.

3. The Drapers: Azure three clouds radiated proper each adorned with a triple crown or

6. The Merchant Taylors: Argent a pavilion purpre lined ermine between two robes of estate of the third lined of the second, on a chief azure a lion passant guardant or

8. The Haberdashers: Barry nebuly of argent and azure, on a bend gules a lion passant guardant or

12: The Clothworkers: Sable a chevron ermine between two habicks palewise in chief argent and a teazel in base slipped or

13: The Dyers: Sable a chevron engrailed argent between three bales of madder of the last, corded or

42: The Weavers: Azure on a chevron argent between three lions’ heads caboshed or, as many roses gules, seeded of the third

43: The Woolmen: Gules a wool-pack argent

48: The Broiderers: Barry of six argent and azure on a fess gules between three lions passant guardant two broaches in saltire between two trundles or

49: The Upholsters: Sable three pavilions ermine lined azure garnished or, in base a lamb couchant argent on a cushion or tasselled of the last, over its head a cross fitchy gules

63: The Feltmakers: Argent a dexter hand erect gules between two cords nowled azure, in chief a hat sable

64: The Framework Knitters: Argent a knitting frame all proper