London County Council - Chelsea Bridge (London)
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Quick Description: Depicted London County Council coat of arms you can find on lamposts of Chelsea Bridge in London.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/11/2014 3:16:20 AM
Waymark Code: WMMMQX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun
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Long Description:

Depicted London County Council coat of arms you can find on lamposts of Chelsea Bridge in London.

London County Council (LCC) was the principal local government body for the County of London throughout its existence from 1889 to 1965, and the first London-wide general municipal authority to be directly elected. It covered the area today known as Inner London and was replaced by the Greater London Council. The LCC was the largest, most significant and most ambitious English municipal authority of its day. [wiki]

The London County Council was granted a coat of arms in 1914 and a heraldic badge in 1956. The coat of arms can still be seen on buildings constructed by the council before its abolition in 1965. The final design for the arms, "simple in character and in every way suggestive of the corporate life of London", was agreed by the council on 26 May 1914.

The arms were blazoned as: Barry wavy of six azure and argent, on a Chief of the last the cross of St George charged with a lion of England, the shield ensigned with a Mural Crown gold". The blue and silver waves represented the River Thames and the Port of London. The English lion on a St George's cross was to show that London was the "Royal centre of England", encompassing the nation's capital city. The gold mural crown indicated that the arms were those of a municipal body. As the arms included part of the royal arms (the English lion) a royal warrant was issued granting the arms on 29 July 1914. The arms were registered at the College of Arms by letters patent dated 20 October 1914. In 1953 the county council adopted a new representation of the arms, still conforming to the 1914 blazon. [wiki]

Chelsea Bridge is a small suspension bridge which links Chelsea with Battersea between Ranelagh Gardens and Battersea Park. The original Chelsea Bridge survived only until the early 1930s when it was replaced by this more modern structure in 1934.

Bearer of Coat of Arms: Town

Full name of the bearer: London County Council

Where is Coat of Arms installed (short description) ?:
On lamposts of Battersea side of the Chelsea Bridge in London.


Material / Design: Painting (enamel) on metal

Blazon (heraldic description):
Barry wavy of six azure and argent, on a Chief of the last the cross of St George charged with a lion of England, the shield ensigned with a Mural Crown gold.


Address:
Chelsea Bridge Queenstown Road Battersea London SW8 4NP United Kingdom


Web page about the structure where is Coat of Arms installed (if exists): [Web Link]

Web page about the bearer of Coat of Arms (if exists): [Web Link]

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