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SANDWICH (Borough)

Incorporated into : 1974 Dover

Arms (crest) of Sandwich

Official blazon

Per pale Gules and Azure three demi-Lions passant guardant in pale Or conjoined with as many sterns of demi-Ships Argent.


The arms were recorded at the Visitation 1574.

The arms are almost identical to those of the Confederation of the Cinque Ports, where the hulls are usually shown gold. The arms probably date from the 13th century and are the best known example of the earliest effort made to include two arms in one shield by "dimidiation".

seal of Sandwich

The 13th century seal (Ewe, 1972)

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