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TOTNES

Incorporated into : 1974 South Hams

Arms (crest) of Totnes

Official blazon

Sable upon Water in base Azure and between two Keys wards upward and outward a triple towered Castle the Portcullis raised and upon each outer tower a Banner all Argent.

Origin/meaning

The arms were historically recorded during the Visitation of 1572 for the Borough of Totnes. Transferred to the town council on April 16, 1975.

The device is a water gatehouse and seems to indicate the pride of the burgesses in the ancient importance of the Borough as a royal fortress.

The Castle was founded by one Juhell, a Breton, shortly after the Norman Conquest.


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