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BARNSTAPLE (borough council)
Incorporated into: 1974 North Devon
Arms : Gules a Castle of three towers conjoined Argent the centre tower larger than the others.
Motto: 'FIDES ET JUSTITIA'
The arms have not been granted, but were recorded at the Visitation of 1620.
Barnstaple Castle was built by Jehull of Totnes in the reign of William the Conqueror. The town is said to have been fortified by earthworks as early as the time of Athelstan.
The arms are continued by the Town Council.
The arms as used on a postcard (1911)
The arms as used on a JaJa postcard +/- 1905
The arms in the Coffee Hag albums +/- 1935
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