Stoke Newington

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STOKE NEWINGTON

Borough of London
Incorporated into : 1968 Hackney

Arms (crest) of Stoke Newington

Official blazon

Arms : Gules a Cross fusilly Ermine and Sable overall two Swords in saltire Argent pommels and hilts Or on a Chief also Argent a Lion rampant queue fourchée Vert between two Oak Trees eradicated proper fructed Gold.
Crest : On a Wreath of the Colours demi Griffin per chevron Gules and Or holding in the claws a Staff proper flowing therefrom to the sinister a Banner Ermine thereon a Cross Sable charged with ive Bezants.
Motto: 'RESPICE PROSPICE' - Look to the past and the future.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on 12th June, 1934.

The swords and red background represent the long association of the Borough with the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's, for until 1550 the prebendal manor of Stoke Newington was held by the Canons of the Cathedral Church. A later Lord of the Manor is commemorated by the lion, which comes from the arms of John Dudley. The colour of the cross is taken from the arms of William Patten, who rebuilt the old Church of St. Mary.

The oak trees recall the ancient forest (the name of Stoke Newington dates back to the Saxon period and means a new town, in or on the borders of a wood).

In the crest the griffin comes from the arms of Daniel Defoe, who lived here in the 18th century whilst writing Robinson Crusoe and many other of his finest works.

The banner bears the arms of Sir Thomas Abney.

Coat of arms (crest) of Stoke Newington

The arms as used on a JaJa postcard +/- 1905

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