Launceston, Guildhall

Head of Chamber

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Date of manufacture and insertion
1881
Maker
Fouracre & Watson
Main subject
Arms of twelve Mayors
Subject type
Decorative
Notes
  1. Cornish & Devon Post p 6 - details of subjects.

The arms and crest of Launceston in the centre, surrounded by the arms of eleven mayors.

1573

The arms of the town of Launceston are gules a triple circular tower in a pyramidical form or, the first battlements mounted with cannon of the last, all within a border azure charged with eight towers domed argent. The crest is in a ducal coronet or, a lion’s head gules between two ostrich feathers argent (Burke, Bernard, The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, p 587. , London, Harrison & Sons).

John Peter, Mayor

The arms of Peter are gules on a bend or, between two escallops argent a Cornish chough proper enclosed by as many cinquefoils azure. (Burke, Bernard, The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, p 795. , London, Harrison & Sons).

John Dingley, Mayor

The arms of Dingley are argent a fesse sable in chief a mullet of the last between two pellets (Burke, Bernard, The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, p 287. , London, Harrison & Sons).

John Dingley, Mayor of Launceston, died . Obituary Cornish & Devon Post p 4.

John Dingley, Mayor of Launceston