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BRAUNSTONE (Town Council)

Part of : 1974 Blaby District Council

Arms (crest) of Braunstone

Official blazon

Arms : Gules on a Fess wavy Azure frimriated Or between in chief a Mauch Argent between two Roundels Or and in base a Cross Formy Argent two Shovellers Argent.
Crest : On a Wreath Argent and Gules a Stag statant resting its dexter leg on a Mound of Brown Stones proper.
Motto: 'SPECTEMUR AGENDO'- Let us be judged by our actions.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted in 1976.

The shield contains references to various landowning families connected to Braunstone. The red field derives from the arms of the Peverel, De Grentsmainel, De La Zouch, Herle, De Ferrars, Cantelupe, Slorry, Vaux and Harcourt families. The Shoveller ducks, are from the Herle family who intermarried with the Hastings. The blue fess is from the arms of Burdets the first known family in Braunstone, and also the Grey, Erdington, Camville and Anstey families. The gold roundels are from the arms of de La Zouch who intermarried with the Burdets. The white cross, refers to the families of Peverel, Slorry and Winstanley, the latter family residing in Braunstone from 1651 to 1925. The Sleeve or maunch, refers to the Hastings family who held much land locally from 1367 to 1650. The gold wavy lines, allude to the Drummond Family who held much land to the south east of Braunstone and considerable land in Lubbesthorpe.

The mound of brown stones refers to the name of the town.


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