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Borough of London
Incorporated into : 1968 Hackney

Coat of arms (crest) of Shoreditch

Official blazon

Arms : Gules, a coward lion bi-corporate Or, crowned azure.
Motto: More light, more power.


The arms were not officially granted.

The arms are the arms of John de Northampton, Lord Mayor of London from 1381-1382 and Lord of the Manor of Shoreditch.

Coat of arms (crest) of Shoreditch

The arms on a Wills's cigarette card, 1906

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Literature: Scott-Giles, C.W. : Civic heraldry of England and Wales, London, 1932.