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Additions : 1974 Lincolnshire - Parts of Holland, Lincolnshire - Parts of Kesteven, Lincolnshire - Parts of Lindsey

Arms (crest) of Lincolnshire

Official blazon

Arms : Vert a Bend wavy Argent charged with a like Bendlet Azure overall a Bend sinister Ermine between four Fleurs-de-Lys Or.
Crest : On a Wreath Or and Vert a Lapwing proper between two Ostrich Feathers Argent.
Supporters : On either side an Officer of the 10th Foot (Lincolnshire "Yellowbellies") circa 1795 holding in his dexter hand a drawn Sword point downwards all proper.


The arms were officially granted on April 8, 1977.

The wavy bend symbolises the coastline and the many waterways in the county. The ermine bend symbolises Ermine Street, a Roman road that runs through the county. The two fleur-de-lis are taken from the arms of the city of Lincoln.

The lapwing on the crest is a typical bird in the county. The two feathers on the crest are the symbol of the Prince of Wales and symbolise the fact that on 7th February 1301 King Edward I granted his son the title of Prince of Wales, near Nettleham in the county.The supporters are the so-called Lincolnshire Yellowbellies, or soldiers of the 10th Regiment of Foot.

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Literature : Information provided by the Lincolnshire County Council.