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Province : Hainaut
Additions : 1977 Escanaffles, Molenbaix, Popuelles, Pottes, Velaines

Armoiries de Celles

Official blazon

  • (1925) Ecartelé: aux 1 et 4 d'argent à trois fasces de gueules; aux 2 et 3 d'argent à trois doloires de gueules, celles du chef adossées; sur le tout écartelé: aux I et IV d'azur à trois fleurs-de-lis d'or, aux II et III de gueules plein; sur le tout du tout d'hermine plein. L'écu sommé d'une couronne à cinq fleurons.
  • (1991) Mal-gironné de six pièces d'or et d'azur, chargé, en cur d'un tourteau de gueules chargé d'une tour ajourée d'argent.


The arms were officially granted on July 15, 1925 and new arms were granted on December 18, 1991.

The old arms are those of the Croy-Renty family, with an escutcheon. The family rule dthe village for a long time. The inescutcheon shows the arms of France-Albert and refers to the fact that Charles of Croy married Louise de Albret, sister of John, King of Navarra and great-grandfather of King Henry IV of France.

The new arms are divided into 6 pieces, representing the six former municipalities, and in the centre a tower, taken from the arms of Tournai, as the region historically was dependent on Tournai.

Wapen van/Blason de Celles

The arms from 1925
Wapen van/Blason de Celles

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

The arms on a 1971 cover

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Literature : Servais, 1955