BARROW-IN-FURNESS (Lancashire). Gules, on a bend between a serpent nowed in chief and a stag trippant in base or, an arrow pointing upwards to a bee volant proper, upon a chief argent, on waves of the sea a paddle-wheel steamship under steam and canvas also proper. Crest — Out of the battlements of a tower a ram's head proper, armed and collared or. Motto — " Semper sursum."
Granted by Sir Charles George Young, Knt., Garter Principal King of Arms ; Robert Laurie, Clarenceux King of Arms ; Walter Aston Blount, Norroy King of Arms, 13th December 1867.
The ram's head is an allusion to the fact that Sir James Ramsden (of Furness Abbey) was the principal landowner in the district.
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