South Northamptonshire

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Additions : 1974 Brackley Borough, Brackley RDC, Northampton RDC (partly), Towcester RDC
Incorporated into : 2021 West Northamptonshire

Arms (crest) of South Northamptonshire

Official blazon

Arms : Azure a Lion Rampant within an Orle of Garbs Or.
Crest : On a Wreath of Colours out of a Coronet Or a Cock's Head Gules combed and wattled Or the whole between two Roses Gules barbed and seeded proper.
Motto: 'HORA E SEMPRE' - Now and always


The arms were officially granted on ?

The gold lion is taken from the device of Brackley. It is surrounded by golden garbs for the rural districts merged with the Borough. Garbs also appeared in the device of Towcester RDC and the arms of Northampton RDC, and also occur in the arms of the Hesketh family. The crest is based on one of the two crests of Lord Hesketh with the addition of two red roses from the arms of Northampton RDC and Northamptonshire County Council.

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