[Spellyans] Maybe of interest

Herbie Blackburn kevin.blackburn1 at ntlworld.com
Sun Sep 18 16:32:40 IST 2016

The Guildford Coat of Arms has 3 Cornish Choughs on it, and dates from 1623.
The suggestions for this inclusion are noted on the description of the
similar Rural District Council arms & crest, and goes as follows:-


'The three Cornish choughs have a triple significance, firstly they appear
in the traditional arms of St. Thomas a Becket and the City of Canterbury,
whether the pilgrims were travelling. Secondly they refer to the arms of
Cornwall, in which one chough appears, and allude here to the ancient use of
the Pilgrims' Way as a road from Cornwall for the Roman metal traders, and
thirdly they appear also in the arms of one of the County's chief families,
the Onslows, stated within the District.'


Not quite sure this fully explains it. Maybe others in this group have
better idea?


This is in addition to the commemorative stone on the Mount in Guildford, to
the 'Kernow 500' march of 1497. 


Some interesting connection!






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