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Additions : 1974 Barrow upon Soar RDC, Loughborough (Borough), Shepshed UDC

Arms (crest) of Charnwood

Official blazon

Arms : Or on a Bend Sable between a Maunch in chief and a Bull's Head erased in base of the last a Fret between two Escallop of the first.
Crest : On a Wreath of the Colurs a Lion rampant Or holding in the dexter fore-paw a Maunch and resting the dexter hind paw on a Fret Sable.
Motto: 'IN VERITATE VICTORIA' - Victory is in truth


The arms were officially granted on

Of the three amalgamating authorities, only Loughborough had a coat of arms, and this was based upon a design incorporating the heraldic devices of families who had owned the old Manors of Loughborough and Barrow.

The new Borough of Charnwood has therefore continued to use the Loughborough Coat of Arms

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Literature : Image and information provided by Laurence Jones.