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Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

Art Gallery Royal Leamington Spa Coat of Arms

Summary

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.

Inscriptions

Motto: SOLA BONA QU. . . O . . . EST [complete motto: Sola Bona Quae Honesta]

Contributor details

Contributor Role
unknown, None Artist

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Coat of arms Sandstone 80cm high x 80cm wide approx

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
WAwaRLxx021 BM
General condition Fair
Surface condition
  • Biological growth
  • Surface spalling, crumbling
Structural condition
  • Broken, missing parts
Vandalism
  • None
Road Avenue Road
Precise location Above entrance to Art Gallery
A-Z ref None
OS ref SP317654
Date of design None
Year of unveiling None
Unveiling details None
Commissioned by None
Duty of care None
Listing status Don't know
At risk? No known risk

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