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LETCHWORTH (Urban Disctrict Council)

Incorporated into : 1974 North Hertfordshire

Arms (crest) of Letchworth

Official blazon

Arms : Argent three Chevronels Gules over all on a Chief embattled Azure two Roses of the first barbed and seeded proper.
Crest : On a Wreath of the Colours an Owl affrontée Argent between two Sprigs of Oak Vert fructed Or.
Motto: 'PRUDENS FUTURI' - Prudent for the future.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on December 11, 1944.

The chevrons refer to the old families of Montfitchet and Barrington, Lords of the Manor of Letchworth. The roses allude to the garden city. The crest shows an owl between two oak branches.

I have no information on the meaning of the crest, any information is welcome !


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