Granted 23rd July Nicholas which dates from the late 13th century. The gold wheatsheaf is from the crest of the Chelmsford RDC with the addition of a seax from the arms of the County Council and one of the swords from the crest of the former Borough , these were derived from the arms of the See of London, in which Chelmsford was originally situated. The ship recalls the town's former note as a port and the crossed keys on the centre sail refer to St Peter.
Gules a Portcullis chained Or studded and spiked Azure. It is red as in the crest of Clacton and has its sail furled as in the crest of Harwich. Helena was evidently regarded at this time as the patron saint of Colchester and it seems that the arms were designed to commemorate the various legends surrounding her.
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Fleurs-de-lys are also prominent in the heraldry of the Jenoure and Beaumont families. The white mural crown on a green background represents the town in its rural setting. They are shown enfiled by the mural crown as a differentiation to the simple crossed keys which are the arms recorded for the See of Gloucester. The arms appear to have been based on those of the Cinque Ports. The reputed arms of the Saxon kings appear in various manuscripts, and several mention Essex; Randle Holmes one of four heraldic writers of this name living between and attributed a plain red shield to Essex.
The talbot's head in the crest is sometimes represented as red or sometimes as black. Rare is the right to have a Sword and has always been more sparingly granted. Arms recorded and confirmed at the Visitation 2nd July It is also claimed that the Monastery adopted the arms of St.
The triple arched stone bridge over water is derived from the arms of the former Borough, and recalls the bridge built over the River Can by Morris, Bishop of London and Lord of the Manor of Chelmsford circa In the fourteenth century the Castle became a prison, and in , it adopted its present role of art gallary and museum. It is said that she lived as a religious person and was beheaded by the Danes in AD, in one of their bloody ravages, because she would not worship their idols, and the Priory was built in her honour. Argent a Wyvern Vert armed and langued and the jaws and underparts Gules on a Chief Gules a Seax point to the sinister proper hilt and pommel Or.
Recorded at the College of Arms in and In the borough was extended to include Southchurch, the parish church is dedicated to the Holy Trinity represented by the trefoil. Granted 15th July Granted 1st November The cottage represent those which were built to house the Dutchmen working on land reclamation, two of which remain and one of which is now a museum.
The Sea Lion occurs again in the badge, but here it is surrounded by a garland of oakleaves as a reference to the rural nature of much of the district. The first arms are those in general use. Sometimes the 'arms' were embellished with a lion for a crest, this was perhaps a perpetuation of the lion which together with a dragon supported the 'arms' on a seal which was affixed to the gilt-silver mace procured after the town became a borough with full municipal privileges in , upon the granting of a charter by James II.
The border of the shield with fleurs-de-lys extending into it from the gold of the shield is reminiscent of the double tressure flory counter flory, which appeared in the former Cambridgeshire and Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely arms, and which came from the Royal arms of Scotland. Azure a Chevron Erminois between three Woolpacks Argent. The motto summarises the history of the district, the Cross brought the Abbey and the Royal Forest brought rights for the commoners, which led to the Forest being won for the People. Granted 23rd February
Gules a Portcullis chained Or studded and spiked Azure. The triple arched stone bridge over water is derived from the arms of the former Borough, and recalls the bridge built over the River Can by Morris, Bishop of London and Lord of the Manor of Chelmsford circa The Lakeside Pavilion, a market area adjoining the main shopping centre via a covered bridge, was closed in for refurbishment, re-opening in June as 'The Boardwalk'. The East Coast sailing barge recalls the former trade on the River Blackwater. Azure three Herrings naiant in pale Argent.
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A Stag's Head caboshed proper holding in the mouth a Seax Argent the hilt and pommel to the dexter Or. The story is told in the writings of Abbot of Fleury, a French scholar who died in so it must have been believed soon after it is said to have happened. The chief indicates the name of the authority. The arms are based on those assigned by the medieval heralds to the Kingdom of East Anglia, whose last king was St.
Granted 27th November The two gold sheaves indicate the union of two rural districts to form the new authority. The seaxes are also from the County Arms. In the Priory founded in by Henry II on the site of Harold's church, as part of his penance for his role in the murder of Thomas Becket, was replaced by an Abbey. The talbot's head in the crest is sometimes represented as red or sometimes as black.
- The portcullis was a favourite badge of the Tudors, and its adoption by the town may have been a way of honouring them, indeed the visit of Henry VIII to Harwich in is given a place of conspicuous honour on the first page of the oldest extant volume of the records of the borough. The per chevron division and the addition of a bordure serve to make the new shield distinct from the old one while retaining much of its medieval simplicity. Clement, to whom the parish church is dedicated. The Coastal is denoted by two gold scallop shells, each with seven lobes for the seven former council areas. Azure on a Pile Argent between on the dexter an Anchor erect on the sinister a Grid-iron and in base a Trefoil slipped Or a Flower Vase issuing therefrom a spray of Lilies proper.
- Retrieved 20 October Andrew refers to the dedication of the parish church, and the wheatsheaf represents agriculture. The seaxes are from the arms of the Essex County Council. In , Lakesiders was a BBC docusoap narrated by Pauline Quirke following the activities of management, shopkeepers and staff of the shopping centre. The blue background and the ancient crowns and crossed arrows are from the arms of the former Borough of Bury St.
Gules a Portcullis chained Or studded and spiked Azure. Verstegan gives no authority for his statement Erkenwyne king of the East-Saxons did beare for his armes, three [seaxes] argent, in a field gules, but there is no reason to doubt that he believed his source was reliable. Two Dutch cottages survive and date from the seventeenth century, when they housed the Dutch workers engaged in land reclamation. Picture used with permission, do not reproduce. On their approach the wolf disappeared and they took up the head which was afterwards miraculously joined to the body, which was eventually brought to Bury St.
It is currently open on weekdays from The hexagon is a reference to the new Council Offices in the centre of the District. The seaxes are also from the County Arms. The story is told in the writings of Abbot of Fleury, a French scholar who died in so it must have been believed soon after it is said to have happened.
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Argent a Wyvern Vert armed and langued and the jaws and underparts Gules on a Chief Gules a Seax point to the sinister proper hilt and pommel Or. In , Peter Muilman published the first volume of his History of Essex, the frontpiece of which shows a female figure with a shield by her side bearing three seaxes, which look rather like fish-knives, similar arms are shown in the Chelmsford Gazette From the sixteenth century until the following arms were in use;. It has been suggested by some writers, that the weapons were chosen as a pun on the name of the County, which was called 'Eastseaxe' in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. The stag is a reminder of the deer formerly seen in Weald and Thordon Country Parks, and which have now been reintroduced to Weald Country Park. The seaxe and the red and white of the mantling are from the arms of the Essex County Council, these colours are also the liveries of the Corporation of London, present controllers of Epping Forest.