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Incorporated into : 1965 Haringey

Arms (crest) of Hornsey

Official blazon

Arms : Per chevron Argent and Gules in chief two Oak Trees eradicated and in base two Swords in saltire proper the latter pommelled and hilted Or.
Motto: 'FORTIOR QUO PARATIOR' - The stronger because the more prepared


The arms were officially granted on March 17, 1904.

The oak tree are symbolic of Hornsey's former state as part of the old forest of Middlesex, while the crossed swords of St. Paul are from the arms of the See of London with which Hornsey was connected.

Arms (crest) of Hornsey

The arms as used on a JaJa postcard +/- 1905
Arms (crest) of Hornsey

The arms in the Coffee Hag albums +/- 1925

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Literature : Scott-Giles, 1953; image from here