Boussu

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BOUSSU

Province : Hainaut
Additions : 1977 Hornu

Armoiries de Boussu

Official blazon

  • (1913) De gueules à la bande d'or, l'écu surmonté d'une couronne à douze perles.
  • (1987) 2 écus: à dextre: de gueules à la bande d'or, l'écu surmonté d'une couronne à douze perles posdes sur le cercle; à senestre: parti: à dextre, coupé: au premier d'or à l'aigle bicéphale de sable, au second, écartelé aux 1 e t4 de gueules à deux bars adossés d'argent, aux 2 et 3 d'argent à un buste d'homme de gueules: à senestre, d'azur semé de fleurs de lis d'or dans un treillissé d'argent; 1'écu sommé d'une mitre d'or posée sur une crosse du même, le crosseron dirigé à senestre.

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on May 19, 1913 and again on March 9, 1987.

The arms are based on the oldest known seal of the village, known since 1574. The seal showed a shield with a bend. The shield is the coat of arms from the Hennin-Liétard family. The family acquired the estate of Boussu around 1200 and the family remained in possession of Boussu until 1804.

After the merger the arms were agmented with a second shield for Hornu. This shield shows the arms of the Saint-Ghislain abbey, to which the village belonged until the end of the 16th century, combined with the arms of Abbot Hazart, which gave the village its own council in 1590.

Boussu1.jpg

The arms from 1913
Wapen van/Blason de Boussu

The arms in the Koffie Hag/Café Hag albums +/- 1930
Wapen van/Blason de Boussu

The arms on a police badge (source)

Literature: Servais, 1955


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