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NEW WINDSOR ROYAL BOROUGH COUNCIL

Incorporated into : 1974 Windsor and Maidenhead

Arms of New Windsor

Official blazon

Per fesse Argent and Vert a Stag's Head caboshed of the first in chief between the attires Sable an Escutcheon of France Modern and England quarterly in base a Castle Wall with three Towers also Argent in the central tower a open Port with Portcullis raised Or.

Origin/meaning

Arms entered (without tinctures) at the Visitation of 1532; Confirmed with tinctures at the Visitation of 1566; certified painting supplied by Richmond Herald in 1947

The castle is, of course, a reference to Windsor's famous royal fortress, and the stag's head recalls that the Windsor Great Park around the town formed a hunting ground for the Norman kings. The shield depicts the old 1405-1603 Royal Arms and is appropriate as New Windsor is a Royal Borough.

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The arms as used on a JaJa postcard +/- 1905
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The arms as used on a Faulkner postcard +/- 1905
Arms of New Windsor

The arms on a Wills's cigarette card, 1906
Arms of New Windsor

The arms on a Thomson and Porteous cigarette card, 1905
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The arms on a postcard +/- 1905
Arms of New Windsor

The arms in the Coffee Hag albums +/- 1925


Literature : Information provided by Denis Towner and Lawrence Jones and http://www.civicheraldry.co.uk/