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Tour de Yorkshire 2018

Postby Chris Green » 03 May 2018, 17:08

In the spirit of my heraldic tributes to the Tour de France, Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a España, here comes the four day "Tour de Yorkshire" (really!).

The race has just started from Beverley whose arms are a mélange of parts from former arms of the area. The motto Haulte Emprise (High Endeavour) refers to Haltemprice, once a separate urban district.

Arms of Beverley:

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Blazon:
Arms : Argent three Bars wavy and a chief Azure thereon a Castor Beaver reguardant biting at the fur Or.
Crest : On a Wreath of the Colours issuant from an Ancient Crown of Fleurs-de-Lys Or in front of a representation of Skidby Mill proper two Crosiers in saltine Sable.
Supporters : Dexter: a Lion Azure charged on the shoulder with a Sword erect Argent hilt and pommel Or enflamed proper; sinister: a Stag proper charged on the shoulder with a Cross patonce Argent.
Motto : "HAULTE EMPRISE" (High endeavour).


Former arms of Haltemprice:

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Blazon:
Arms: Sable a Cross patonce Argent in the first quarter a Rose of the second barbed and seeded proper.
Crest: On a Wreath of the Colours upon a Mount Vert a Stag at gaze proper gorged with a Mural Crown Or.
Motto: "HAULTE EMPRISE" (High endeavour).


The finishing line is at Doncaster.

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Blazon:
Arms: Per pale Sable and Vert issuant from barry wavy of four in base Argent and Azure a Port between two Towers each with a conical cap ensigned by a ball the Portcullis raised between eight Roses three three and two Argent barbed and seeded proper.
Crest: On a Wreath of the Colours upon the Battlements of a Tower an Owl Argent gorged with a collar company Or and Azure between two Branches of Oak issuant each having four leaves and fructed of four Acorns proper.
Supporters: On either side a Lion sejant Or that on the dexter gorged with a representation of the device of British Rail Gules pendent therefrom a Miner's Safety Lamp proper that on the sinister gorged with a Flash of Lightning Azure pendent therefrom by the ring an Anchor Sable.
Motto "BE STEADFAST".


The eight white roses refer to the former authorities that made up the present Metropolitan Borough. I have not come across heraldic roses "barbed and seeded proper" before.
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Re: Tour de Yorkshire 2018

Postby Arthur Radburn » 03 May 2018, 19:16

Thank you, Chris. Not often we look at heraldry from "oop north".

The former arms of Haltemprice are attractively simple.
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Re: Tour de Yorkshire 2018

Postby Chris Green » 03 May 2018, 19:20

Arthur Radburn wrote:The former arms of Haltemprice are attractively simple.


They date only from 1952. But the ancient arms (sans rose) were those of Haltemprice Abbey.
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Re: Tour de Yorkshire 2018

Postby Chris Green » 04 May 2018, 11:45

Today (Friday) the cyclists depart from Barnsley another Metropolitan Borough that in 1974 swallowed up all the surrounding authorities (in this case 11 of them plus parts of two more).

The arms of Barnsley granted in 1869 (with supporters added in 1913) were:

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Blazon:
Arms : Argent, on a chevron gules between two shuttles fessewise in chief and in base as many pickaxes in saltire proper, a falcon wings elevated and holding in the dexter claw a padlock or between two boar's heads couped of the last each holding in the mouth a cross patée fitchée in pale of the first; a chief sable, thereon e cross patée between to covered cups also or.
Crest : On a wreath of the colours, a gryphon argent, wings elevated sable, resting the dexter claw on an escutcheon argent charged with a chuttle palewise sable.
Supporters : On the dexter side a miner, his pit lamp suspended from his neck, supporting in his exterior hand a pick axe proper, and on the sinister side a glass-blower, supporting in his exterior hand a blow-pipe, issuant therefrom in base a glass bottle, all proper.
Motto :"Spectemur agendo" (Let us be judged by our acts).


Following the major upheaval in local authorities in 1974, the arms were re-interpreted with a bordure, an escarbuncle of 14 points (representing the 14 authorities now combined into one) replaced the shield in the crest, and the supporters swapped sides and were given a compartment on which to stand.

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Blazon:
Arms : Argent on a Chevron Gules between two Shuttles fessewise in chief and in base as many Pickaxes in saltire proper a Falcon wings elevated and holding in the dexter claw a Padlock Or between two Boar's Heads couped of the last each holding in the mouth a Cross patee fitchee in pale of the first a Chief Sable thereon a Cross patee between two Covered Cups all within a Bordure embattled Or.
Crest : On a Wreath of the Colours a Gryphon Argent wings elevated Sable resting the dexter claw on an Escarbuncle of fourteen points Gules.
Supporters : On the dexter side a Glass-Blower supporting in his exterior hand a Blow-Pipe issuant therefrom in base a Glass Bottle and on the sinister side a Miner his Pit Lamp suspended from his neck supporting in his exterior hand a Pick-Axe proper all upon a Compartment composed of a Grassy Mount to the dexter and a Pile of Coal to the sinister all proper.
Motto : "Spectemur Agendo"


Incidentally I have in my possession a stained-glass maker's apprentice piece from 1548 which features the falcon with a padlock of the Locke family.

The destination is Ilkley ("On Ilkley moor baht'at") which was swallowed up by Bradford in 1974. Until then its arms were:

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Blazon:
Arms : Gules a Stone Celtic Cross proper between two Fountains on a Chief Argent a Lion passant guardant Sable armed and langued of the first.
Crest : On a Wreath Argent and Gules a Mount of Rocky Moorland proper thereon issuant from a Crown Palisado Or a Bull salient Gules the horns Or.
Motto : "Per Salubritatem Opes" (Through health, wealth)


"On Ilkley Moor Baht'at"" is one of those songs composed by "trad" of which every British child could once sing at least the first verse. It's entirety deserves recognition:

Wheear 'as ta bin sin ah saw thee,
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?!
Wheear 'as ta bin sin ah saw thee?
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?!
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?!

Tha's been a cooartin' Mary Jane
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
Tha's been a cooartin' Mary Jane|
(chorus)

Tha's bahn t'catch thi deeath o'cowd
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
Tha's bahn t'catch thi deeath o'cowd
(chorus)

Then we shall ha' to bury thee
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
Then we shall ha' to bury thee
(chorus)

Then t'worms 'll cum and eat thee oop
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
Then t'worms 'll cum and eat thee oop
(chorus)

Then ducks 'll cum and eat oop t'worms
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
Then ducks 'll cum and eat oop t'worms
(chorus)

Then we shall go an' ate oop ducks
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
Then we shall go an' ate oop ducks
(chorus)

Then we shall all 'ave etten thee
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
Then we shall all 'ave etten thee
(chorus)

That's wheer we get us oahn back
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
That's wheer we get us oahn back
(chorus)
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Re: Tour de Yorkshire 2018

Postby JMcMillan » 04 May 2018, 15:01

Chris Green wrote:Arms of Beverley:
<snip> a Castor Beaver reguardant biting at the fur Or.


Modern sensibilities balking (sensibly) at the depiction of what male beavers were legendarily said to be biting at.
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Re: Tour de Yorkshire 2018

Postby JMcMillan » 04 May 2018, 15:04

Chris Green wrote: I have not come across heraldic roses "barbed and seeded proper" before.


If not the standard blazon, it's certainly a standard blazon, shorthand for "barbed vert and seed or." It's discussed in both Boutell and Fox-Davies and appears throughout Burke's General Armory and other traditional references.
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Re: Tour de Yorkshire 2018

Postby JMcMillan » 04 May 2018, 15:09

Chris Green wrote:The arms of Barnsley granted in 1869 (with supporters added in 1913) were:

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Blazon: <snip>

Supporters : On the dexter side a miner...


More accurately, "On the dexter side a chinless undergraduate costumed as a miner for university theatricals..." I doubt that anyone that elegantly scrawny ever survived a shift in Yorkshire coal mine. :)
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Re: Tour de Yorkshire 2018

Postby Chris Green » 05 May 2018, 08:37

The third day of the Tour de Yorkshire takes the riders from Richmond in North Yorkshire (absolutely not to be confused with Richmond west of London, or indeed any of the other 55 places in the world with the same name) to Scarborough on the North Sea coast.

The market town of Richmond has been part of the district council of Richmondshire (an area larger than four of England's historical counties) since the boundary changes of 1974. The arms of the old borough, first recorded in 1665, were:

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Blazon:
Arms : Gules an Orle Argent over all a Bend Ermine.
Crest : Out of an Ancient Crown Or a Rose Argent barbed and seeded proper.


The ermine bend recalls the Counts and Dukes of Brittany who once held the honour of Richmond.

The arms granted to Richmondshire in 1983 take the "Brittany" bend and make it erminois, which rather spoils the historic connection. But apparently the intention was to link the bend to the azure of the dexter half of the field to recall the arms of Scrope (pronounced Scroop) whose arms as everyone who recalls "Scrope v Grosvenor" knows were Azure a Bend Or. The dead sheep is a Swaledale ram, common to the area.

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Blazon:
Arms : Per pale Azure and Gules a Bend Erminois in sinister chief a Fleece Or.
Crest : On a Wreath Or and Azure within an Astral Crown Or a Mount of Ling proper thereon in front of two Swords in saltire points uppermost proper pomels and hilts Or a Rose Argent barbed and seeded proper; Mantled parted Gules and Azure doubled Or.
Supporters : On either side a Horse Sable gorged with Mural Crown and crowned with a representation of a Royal Crown of King Henry VII Or resting the interior hind leg on a Tower Argent and standing on a Compartment consisting of a Grassy Mount Or charged with three Barrulets wavy Azure.


Scarborough's present arms reflect the incorporation in the 1974 amalgamation of local authorities of six other councils. The earlier arms of the borough had a bordure added, the sail of the lymphad in the crest was modified and the chains on the supporters swapped sides.

Arms granted 1975:
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Blazon:
Arms : Per fess wavy Gules and Argent in chief an Estoile of seven points between issuant from the dexter a Lymphad and from the sinister a square Tower all Argent in base three Barrulets wavy Azure all within a Bordure Or.
Crest : On a Wreath of the Colours in front of a Lymphad Sable the sail per pale Gules and Argent charged with an Estoile of seven points counter-changed three Roses Argent barbed and seeded proper.
Supporters : On either side a Stag reguardant Gules that to the dexter gorged with a Chain pendant therefrom a Bugle Horn Or that to the sinister gorged with a like Chain pendant therefrom a Rose Argent barbed and seeded proper.
Motto : "Per Pericula Ad Decus Ire Juvat" (Let it rejoice thee to set dangers at nought in the quest of honour).


Arms granted 1935:
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Blazon:
Arms : Per fesse wavy Gules and barry wavy of six Argent and Azure issuant in chief to the dexter a Lymphad and to the sinister a Square Tower in the chief point an Estoile all of the second.
Crest : On a Wreath of the Colours in front of a Lymphad Sable and sail Gules charged with an Estoile Or three Roses Argent barbed and seeded proper.
Supporters : On either side a Stag reguardant Gules that to the dexter gorged with a Chain Or pendent therefrom a Rose Argent barbed and seeded proper that to the sinister gorged with a like Chain pendent therefrom a Bugle Horn Gold.
Motto : "Per Pericula Ad Decus Ire Juvat" (Let it rejoice thee to set dangers at nought in the quest of honour).
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Re: Tour de Yorkshire 2018

Postby JMcMillan » 05 May 2018, 14:12

Chris Green wrote:The market town of Richmond ...

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A connection here in Virginia: the heraldic designer Pierre de Chaignon la Rose used these arms as the inspiration for those of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Richmond, adopted in 1912. (Notwithstanding that Richmond, Virginia, was named after the borough of Richmond-on-Thames, not Richmond, Yorks.)

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Re: Tour de Yorkshire 2018

Postby Chris Green » 05 May 2018, 14:53

A connection here in Virginia: the heraldic designer Pierre de Chaignon la Rose used these arms as the inspiration for those of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Richmond, adopted in 1912. (Notwithstanding that Richmond, Virginia, was named after the borough of Richmond-on-Thames, not Richmond, Yorks.)


How many people have made that mistake?!

The current (1966) arms of Richmond-upon-Thames:

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At the beginning of the 16th century, King Henry VII (formerly Earl of Richmond - the Yorkshire one) decided that his new palace at Sheen should be named Richmond Palace.
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