Additions : 1974 Brixworth RDC (partly), Northampton RDC (partly), Wellingborough RDC (partly)
Arms : Gules on a Mount Vert a Tower triple-towered Argent the portcullis raised Or supported by two Lions rampant guardant of the last.
Motto : 'CASTELLO FORTIOR CONCORDIA' - Peace is stronger than a fortress
The arms of Northampton were recorded in 1617.
As is frequently seen in early English civic arms - themselves derived from ancient seals - Royal and local emblems are combined. Two English lions stand on either side of the castle keep. This represents the town's castle built about AD 1100.
The arms as used on a JaJa postcard +/- 1905
The arms on a Wills's cigarette card, 1906
The arms in the Coffee Hag albums +/- 1925
Literature : Image and information provided by Laurence Jones.