BRECKNOCK or BRECON, Borough of (Brecknockshire).
BRECKNOCK or BRECON, Borough of (Brecknockshire). Has no arms. But T. Dineley assigns arms in his " Notitia Cambro-Britannica — a Voyage of North and South Wales " now known as " The Beaufort Progress " in the year 1684, and blazons these arms " Diamond, a mantle of estate or robe ruby, double ermine, ouched Topaz garnished with strings fastened thereto fretwayes dependent and tasselled of the same." In other words "sable, a robe of estate gules, lined ermine with strings tied and tasselled or."
This device is more frequently in use as a badge than as a charge upon a shield. The mantle is sometimes represented azure.
Original Source bookofpublicarms00foxd_djvu.txt near line 4269.