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LINCOLNSHIRE

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.
Motto: 'IN UNITY WE SERVE'

Origin/meaning

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.