Art Gallery Royal Leamington Spa Coat of Arms
Type Coat of Arms
A shield above an inscription. The shield shows a lion rampant with a chevron across and three stars above. The shield has a border charged with eight fleur-de-lys, and is surrounded by a relief scroll design.
Leamington's coat of arms consists of a shield guarded by the lion and the unicorn. The shield itself is divided into silver and gold representing the two manors and ancient parishes of Newbold Comyn and Leamington. Various symbols represent the old families and people of Leamington such as the Fisher family of Packington, owners of Leamington manor in the eighteenth century. Others honour the Willes of Newbold and Geoffrey de Clinton. The motto 'Sola bona quae honesta' was chosen by the first Mayor of Leamington, Alderman S. T. Wackrill, and means 'those things alone are good which are honourable'.(1)
Leamington Spa was a Borough until the reorganisation of local government boundaries in 1974.
Motto: SOLA BONA QU. . . O . . . EST [complete motto: Sola Bona Quae Honesta]
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