Houtvenne

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HOUTVENNE

Province : Antwerpen
Incorporated into : 1977 Hulshout

Wapen van Houtvenne

Official blazon

D'azur, à un Saint Adrien, les pieds posés sur un lion couché, contourné, accompagné à dextre des attributs de forgeron, le tout d'or.

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on February 26, 1851.

The arms are based on the oldest seal of the local council, known from the 18th century, show the local patron saint, St. Adrianus. He is dressed as a Roman soldier, with an lion and anvil, his symbols. He holds a small shield with the arms of the Blereau family, lords of the manor since the family acquired the manor in 1685.

Wapen van/Blason de Houtvenne

The arms in the Koffie Hag/Café Hag albums +/- 1930

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Literature : Servais, 1955