Civic Heraldry Literature - United Kingdom

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This page shows the sources used, or to be used, on the United Kingdom part of the site Heraldry of the World. Not all the information from the literature mentioned below has been added to the site yet. If you require information from one of the sources below, please contact me.

Books and publications issued prior to 1920 may include Ireland as well.

I am always looking more more, local, literature, such as newspaper articles etc. If you want to donate these, please send them as pdf or contact me !

Posters, websites, mails/letters, stamps, postcards, maps and similar sources are not included. For an overview of heraldic picture albums, tobacco cards, trade cards, stamps etc, see here)

  1. Ailes, A. : The arms of Reading University. Coat of Arms 169(1995)32-37.
  2. Uk-017.books.jpg Andrews, S. : Crested China. The history of heraldic souvenir ware. Springwood Books, London, 1980, 300 p. ISBN 0-9059-47-38-X.
  3. Anonymous : The arms of Dorchester. Genealogical Magazine 1(1897)135-137.
  4. Anonymous : The arms of Warrington. Genealogical Magazine 1(1897)259-262.
  5. Anonymous : The arms of Nottingham. Genealogical Magazine 2(1898)316-317.
  6. Anonymous : The armorial bearings of Nottingham. Genealogical Magazine 2(1899)388-389.
  7. Anonymous : The grant of a crest to the city of Nottingham. Genealogical Magazine 2(1899)431-432.
  8. Anonymous : Out of darkness cometh light. The arms of Wolverhampton. Genealogical Magazine 3(1899)102.
  9. Anonymous : The arms of Brighton. Genealogical Magazine 3(1899)139.
  10. Anonymous : Hove. Genealogical Magazine 4(1900)29.
  11. Anonymous : The arms of the borough of Dukinfield. Genealogical Magazine 4(1900)40-42.
  12. Anonymous : Arms of the burgh of Arbroath. Genealogical Magazine 4(1900)107-110.
  13. Anonymous : The arms of Hammersmith. Genealogical Magazine 3(1900)501.
  14. Anonymous : The arms of Inverness. Genealogical Magazine 4(1901)399-400.
  15. Anonymous : The seal of Birmingham University. Genealogical Magazine 4(1901)512-513.
  16. Anonymous : The armorial bearings of Pudsey. Genealogical Magazine 4(1901)542.
  17. Anonymous : The new London municipal boroughs. Genealogical Magazine 5(1901)248-251.
  18. Anonymous : The London municipal boroughs. Genealogical Magazine 5(1902)444-449
  19. Anonymous : The armorial bearings of Alloa. Genealogical Magazine 6(1902)243-244.
  20. Anonymous : The arms of Southwark. Genealogical Magazine 6(1902)244-245.
  21. Anonymous : Royal Gwent Hospital, grant of arms. The Hospital, August 30, 1919, p. 540.
  22. Anonymous : Arms of Cities and towns of the British Isles. Coffee Hag. [includes Ireland]
  23. Anonymous : The armorial bearings of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority. Coat of Arms 24(1955)316-317.
  24. Anonymous : The college coat of arms. Journal of the College of General Practitioners 5(1962)1-2. (Royal College of General Practitioners)
  25. Uk-021.books.jpg Anonymnous : London 1900-1964. Armorial bearings and regalia of the London County Council, the Corporation of London and the Metropolitan Boroughs. Burrow & Co, London, 1964. 180 p. No ISBN.
  26. Anonymous : The arms of the Richard II Society. Coat of Arms 145(1991)24-25.
  27. Arnold, D.A. : The President's badge and the armorial bearings of the Royal Institute of Chemistry. The Coat of Arms 110(1979)143-146. Original in: Chemistry in Britain 13(1977)
  28. Bedells, J.H.B. : The arms of Herm. A problem in pseudo-heraldry. Coat of Arms 64(1965)328-331.
  29. Benham, W.G. : Essex borough arms and the traditional arms of Essex and the arms of Chelmsford diocese. Colchester, 1916, 78 p.
  30. Best, F.M. : The arms of a Theolocigal College. Coat of Arms 11(1952)82. (on Bishops' College, Cheshunt)
  31. Bowen, T.L. : Heraldry in Orthopaedics. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine, 65(1972)380-382.
  32. Bretton, R. : Arms of the Channel Islands. Coat of Arms 22(1955)232-234.
  33. Bretton, R. : The heraldry of our ancient boroughs. Coat of Arms 19(1954)102-105.
  34. Bretton, R. : Civic arms. 73. Coventry. Coat of Arms 59(1964)119.
  35. Briggs, G. : Civic and corporate heraldry. Ramsbury, 1971. 432 p. ISBN 0-900455-21-7.
  36. Brocklebank, R. : County arms in Britain. Coat of Arms 179(1997)125-127.
  37. Brocklebank, R. : County arms. Coat of Arms 204(2003)135-149.
  38. Uk-016.books.jpg Bromley, J. and Child, H. : The armorial bearings of the guilds of London. London, Warne & Co, Ltd; 1960, 282 p. No ISBN.
  39. Brook-Little, J.P. : The arms of Oxford University and its Colleges. Coat of Arms 5(1951)157-161; 6(1951)198-200.
  40. Uk-014.books.jpg Brook-Little, J.P. : Royal heraldry - beasts and badges of Britain. Pilgrimm Press, Derby, 1977, 24 p. No ISBN
  41. Uk-020.books.jpg Brown, S. : A history of the West Kilbride Town Coat of Arms. Transparent Publishing Company, Milton Keynes, 2012, 79 p. ISBN 978-0-9562086-9-9.
  42. Bute, John Marquess of; Stevenson, J.H. and Lonsdale, H.W. : The arms of the baronial and police burghs of Scotland. Edinburgh, William Blackwood & Sons, 1903. 528 p. No ISBN.
  43. A.C.C. (=?) : The arms of Greyfriars, Oxford. Coat of Arms 46(1961)223.
  44. Calcina-Goff, M.L. de : The Royal Photographic Society of England. Heraldry Gazette 54(1994)6-7.
  45. Campbell-Kease, J. : The arms of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Coat of Arms 149(1990)191-192.
  46. Campbell-Kease, J. : The Institution of Chemical Engineers. Coat of Arms 149(1990)193-194.
  47. Chadwick, E.M. : The Imperial 'Ecu Complet". Genealogical Magazine 3(1900)379-383.
  48. Uk-015.books.jpg Christie-Murray. D. : School arms. A series of folders with school arms with images by Dan Escott. folders of 4 pages each, +/- 1960.
  49. Uk-018.books.jpg Christie-Murray. D. : School arms 2. A series of folders with school arms with images by Dan Escott. folders of 4 pages each, +/- 1964.
  50. Uk-019.books.jpg Christie-Murray. D. : School arms 3. A series of folders with school arms with images by Dan Escott. folders of 4 pages each, +/- 1966.
  51. Uk-022.books.jpg Christie-Murray. D. and Escott, D. : Armorial bearings of British schools. No year (1966 ?), Heffer and Sons Cambridge.
  52. Cole, C : More touching the arms of the Honourable Artillery Company. Coat of Arms 47(1961)281-283.
  53. Collins, W.T. : The arms of Stratford-upon-Avon. Coat of Arms 24(1954)314-315.
  54. Uk-005.books.jpg Crosley, R. : London's coats of arms and the stories they tell. London, 1928, 254 p.
  55. Cruickshank, J. : The armorial ensigns of the Royal Burgh of Aberdeen. Edmond&Spark, Aberdeen, 1888, 121 p.
  56. Dickinson, T V. : The Armorial Bearings of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine, November 1929, Vol.23(1)11-14.
  57. Uk-027.books.jpg Dow, G. : Railway Heraldry. David and Charles, Newton Abbot, 1973, 269 p. ISBN 0-7153-5896-0.
  58. Duerloo : L. : Heraldry under the pressure of steam. The industrial revolution and civic heraldry in England and Wales (1842-1914). In Proceedings of the 16th International congress of genealogical and heraldic sciences. Helsinki, 1986, p. 324-333.
  59. Duncombe-Jewell, L. : The arms, seals and plate of Plymouth. Genealogical Magazine 3(1899)292-295.
  60. Elvins, M. : The bezants of Cornwall. Coat of Arms 156(1991)150-154
  61. Uk-004.books.jpg Evans, F.E. : Discovering civic heraldry. Shire Publications, Tring, Herts. 1968, 56 p. No ISBN.
  62. Fenedon, P.J. : The seal and arms of the Society of Antiquaries of London. Coat of Arms 177(1997)7-9.
  63. Floyd. J.D. : The corporate heraldry of finace - an exercise in propaganda. In : Genealogica & Heraldica St Andrews MMVI. Part I. Proceedings of the XXVII International congress of genealogical and heraldic sciences, Edinburgh, 2008, p.301-312.
  64. Fox-Davies, A.C. : The arms of Dover. Genealogical magazine 2(1898)76-77.
  65. Fox-Davies, A.C. : Domine dirige nos. Genealogical magazine 2(1898)249-256
  66. Fox-Davies, A.C. : Is the red dragon Welsh after all ? Genealogical magazine 5(1902)237-243.
  67. Fox-Davies, A.C. : The Book of Public Arms. TC and EC Jack, London, 1915. 877 p. No ISBN.
  68. Friar, S. : The armorial bearings of the Society of Heraldic Arts. Armigers, 30(2017)3.
  69. Goddard, R. : The arms of The Watermen's Company in the 18th Century. Coat of Arms 178(1997)58-65.
  70. Goddard, R. : London livery companies old and new, armorial design of the later twentieth century. Coat of Arms 235(2018)18-44.
  71. Goodhart, C.B. : The Grocers' cloves. Coat of Arms 88(1971)140-147.
  72. Goldsmith, J. : The crest of Newark-on-Trent. Heraldry Gazette 103, March 2007, 4-5
  73. Green, C.D. : The Heraldry of the University of St. Andrews. Coat of Arms 22(1955)210-213
  74. Uk-023.books.jpg Hirst, J.H. : The armorial bearings of Kingston-upon-Hull. Brown and Sons, Hull, 1916, 94 p. No ISBN.
  75. Hobbs, J.L. : Shrewsbury's coat of arms: the Loggerheads. Coat of Arms 49(1962)12-14.
  76. Uk-024.books.jpg Humphery-Smith, S. et al. : The Cambridge Armorial. Orbis, London, 1985. 144 p.ISBN 0-85613-871-1.
  77. Uk-012.books.jpg King, J. : The national arms of the United Kingdom : containing an account of the charges on the royal shields of England, Scotland, and Ireland. London, Hatchards, (+/-1887), 85 p. No ISBN.
  78. Kuhlicke, F.W. : The arms used by Bedford School. Coat of Arms 52(1962)137-141, 144.
  79. Lane, C.E. : Some pretty hideous civic arms. Coat of Arms 38(1959)180-183.
  80. Lawson, D. : The arms of the British Insurance Companies. No. 1. Norwich Union Coat of Arms 16(1953)301-302.
  81. Lawson, D. : The arms of the British Insurance Companies. No. 2. Pearl Assurance Company Ltd. Coat of Arms 17(1954)15-16.
  82. Lawson, D. : The arms of the British Insurance Companies. No. 3. The Chartered Insurance Institute. Coat of Arms 17(1954)16-17.
  83. Lawson, D. : The arms of the British Insurance Companies. No. 4. General Accident Fire & Life Assurance Corporation Ltd. Coat of Arms 18(1954)55-56.
  84. Lawson, D. : The arms of the British Insurance Companies. No. 5. The Prudential Assurance Company Ltd. Coat of Arms 19(1954)100-101.
  85. Lawson, D. : The arms of the British Insurance Companies. No. 6. Sterling Offices Ltd. Coat of Arms 21(1955)196-197.
  86. Lawson, D. : British Insurance Association. Established at London 1917. Coat of Arms 28(1956)159-160.
  87. Uk-006.books.jpg Leeson, J.R. : Twickenham's Coat of Arms. Published locally, 1916, 26 p. No ISBN.
  88. Uk-003.books.jpg Lewis, J.N.C. : The arms of Cheshire. Kelvinator, 1949, 68p. No ISBN.
  89. Lingfield, Lord : Arms of the London College of Accountancy Business School. Heraldry Gazette 142(2016)3.
  90. Logan Dahne, S.F. : Proposed coat of arms of the British Medical Association. British Medical Journal June 26, 1954, p.1491-1492.
  91. Maclagan, M. : The arms of St. Antony's College, Oxford. Coat of Arms 22(1955)240-241.
  92. Maitland Anderson, J. : The heraldry of St. Andrews University. W&AK Johnston, Edinburgh and London, 1895 30 p. No ISBN.
  93. Uk-025.books.jpg MacGeorge, A. : An inquiry as to the armorial ensigns of the city of Glasgow. Glasgow, 1866, 182 p. No ISBN
  94. Moran, J. : The arms of the Honourable Artillery Company. Coat of Arms 45(1961)193-194..
  95. Moran, J. : The arms of the Scriveners and Stationers Companies. Coat of Arms 48(1962)337-340.
  96. O'Neill, T : The heraldic emblem of Ireland. Ulster Journal of Archaeology, XIV(1908)178-180. (about the arms of Ulster)
  97. Uk-010.books.jpg Patton, D.L.H. : Arms of the county councils of Scotland. Port Charlotte, 1977, 70 p.
  98. Pedrick, J.G. : The arms used by Teignmouth. Genealogical Magazine 1(1897)364-367.
  99. Pedrick, J.G. : The borough seal of Honiton. Genealogical Magazine 2(1898)18-22.
  100. Uk-028.books.jpg Petchey, W.J. : Armorial bearings of the sovereigns of England. Bedford Square Press, London, 2nd edition, 1977, 32 p. ISBN 0-7199-0926-0.
  101. Pine, N.J. : William Henry Goss the man who brought heraldry to the masses. Coat of Arms 191(2000)299-307. (on crested china)
  102. Pink, W.D. : The armorial bearings of Leigh Co. Lancaster. Genealogical Magazine 3(1900)522-531.
  103. Uk-011.books.jpg Porteous, A. : The town council seals of Scotland. Historical , legendary and heraldic. Johnston, Edinburgh & London, 1906, 300 p. No ISBN.
  104. Powell-Smith, V. : Unusual corporate arms. The coat of arms 94(1975)181.
  105. Redman, A.P.S. de : Birmingham's Civic Heraldry. The coat of arms 128(1983)217-221.
  106. Reese, A.J.M. : The armorial bearings of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Coat of Arms 72(1967)298-305.
  107. Roads, E. : Living heritage - university and student heraldry. In : Genealogica & Heraldica, Brugge 2004; Proceedings of the XXVI INternational Congress for Genealogical and Heraldic Sciences. Brussel, 2006. Page 327-334.
  108. Rothwell, L.E. : The arms of the United Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of England. Coat of Arms 21(1955)182-183.
  109. Scott-Giles, C. W. : Civic Heraldry of England and Wales. Dent and Sons Ltd. London. 1933, 336p. No ISBN.
  110. Scott-Giles, C. W. : Civic Heraldry of England and Wales. Dent and Sons Ltd. London. 2nd Edition, 1953, 440 p. No ISBN.
  111. Scott-Giles, C.W. : The arms of Cambridge University and its colleges. Coat of Arms 11(1952)89-91; 12(1952)141-145.
  112. Sharp, T. : The survival of some municipal arms and the grant of a badge. Coat of Arms 176(1996)345-351. (on Southwark)
  113. Uk-001.books.jpg Skidmore, P. : The civic heraldry of the black country. Black Country Society, 2003, 51 p. ISBN 0-904015-71-8.
  114. Smith, C.J. : The arms of the Borough of Nuneaton. Coat of Arms 58(1964)79-80.
  115. Smith, C.J. : The civic heraldry of Warwickshire. Coventry and Warwickshire history pamphlets no 9. Coventry Branch of the Historical Association, 1973. 63 p.
  116. Uk-002.books.jpg Smith, C.J. : The bear and the ragged staff. Coat of Arms 54(1963)224-227.
  117. Thurston, J. : How to acquire a coat of arms. British Medical Journal 315(1997)1682-1684. (on the arms of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine)
  118. Timpson, G.F. : The corporate heraldry of Gloucestershire. Coat of Arms 14(1953)206-208.
  119. Tomlinson, H.E. French historical elements in the civic heraldry of the United Kingdom. PhD thesis, University of Lancaster, 1985, 203 p.
  120. Turner, T.F.B. : Arms of the Otley Association. Coat of Arms 14(1953)213-214.
  121. Tyrrall, M. : The heraldic history of a New Town. Coat of Arms 159(1992)295-298.
  122. Uk-013.books.jpg Urquhart, R.M. : Scottish burgh and county heraldry. Heraldry Today, London, 1973, 274 p. ISBN 0-90045524-1.
  123. Uk-009.books.jpg Urquhart, R.M. : Scottish civic heraldry. Heraldry Today, London, 1979, 101 p. ISBN 0-90045526-8.
  124. Uk-008.books.jpg Urquhart, R.M. : Scottish civic heraldry 2. Scottish Library Association, 2001, 155 p. ISBN 0-900649-23-2.
  125. Valman, B. : A coat of arms for paediatrics and child health. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 93(2000)389.
  126. Vinycomb, J. : Notes on an Antique Seal of Carrickfergus. The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland XXIII(1893)69-72
  127. Vinycomb, J. : The Seals and Armorial Insignia of Corporate and Other Towns in Ulster. Ulster Journal of Archaeology, I(1894)36-46; I(1894)111-119; IV(1898)23-32; IV(1898)103-114
  128. Vinycomb, J. : Arms of the Bishoprics of Ireland. Chapter I: Introductory. Ulster Journal of Archaeology III(1897)2-12.
  129. Vinycomb, J. : Arms of the Bishoprics of Ireland. Chapter II: The Province of Armagh (with Tuam). Ulster Journal of Archaeology III(1897)99-112.
  130. Vinycomb, J. : Additional Notes on the Newry Seals. Ulster Journal of Archaeology IV(1898)171-173.
  131. Uk-026.books.jpg Westlake, R. : A guide to the civic heraldry of England up to the first world war. The Naval and Military Press, 2019, 110 p. ISBN 978-1-78331-531-4
  132. Uk-007.books.jpg Williams, G. : The heraldry of the Cinque Ports. Rutland VT, USA, 1971. ISBN 0-8048-0982-8, 192 p.
  133. Woolley, T.G. : The arms and badges of the Merchant Taylors Company. Coat of Arms 53(1963)181-188.