FREEBRIDGE LYNN (rural district council)
Incorporated into : 1974 King's Lynn and West Norfolk
Arms : Or on a Cross quadrate Azure a Castle of three domed towers on each a Pennon flying to the dexter between four Cross crosslets fitchy Gold on a Chief Sable a Lion passant guardant of the field.
Motto: 'NON SIBI SED PATRIAE'-Not for oneself but for one's country
The arms were officially granted on April 21, 1955.
The predominant colours of blue and gold, are those of the great de Warrenne family of Castleacre. The cross recalls the numerous religious houses of the district which played a great part in its early history. The castle is from the old seal of the former Borough of Castle Rising, and the crosslets are from the arms of Castleacre Priory and of the Howards, Dukes of Norfolk. The black chief is for the Black Prince, and the Royal lion, a special mark of favour, refers to the presence of Sandringham House within the bounds of the district.
The motto is that of Lord Romney, it is appropriate not only because of Lord Romney's own service to the Council, but also as an expression of the Council's service to the whole District, inspired by that of the Royal residents of the district to the nation.
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