Upton upon Severn

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UPTON-UPON-SEVERN

Incorporated into : 1974 Malvern Hills

Arms (crest) of Upton upon Severn

Official blazon

Arms : Per fesse Gules and Sable on a Fesse barry wavy of six Argent and Azure between in chief two Cross Crosslets and in base a Crescent Or two Pallets that to the dexter embattled counter-embattled of the last.
Crest : On a Wreath Argent and Azure On a Mount Vert in front of a Pear Tree proper fructed Sable a Pelican Or vulning herself Gules.
Motto: 'UPTON SUPER SABRINAM'.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on November 18, 1948.

The crosslets are from the arms of the Beauchamp family of Elmley Castle, and the crescent is from the arms of the Coventry family of Earls Croome, Earls of Coventry. The white and blue waves represent the River Severn, crossed by the old and new bridges, indicated by the embattled and plain pallets respectively.

The pelican in its piety is from the crest of the Lechmeres of Hanley Castle, and the pear tree is taken from the arms of Worcestershire.


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Literature : Scott-Giles, 1953 and image from here