GUILDFORD (Surrey). Sable, on a mount vert, a castle with two towers embattled, on each tower a spire ; from the battlements of the castle rising a tower triple-towered all or, the whole betweeil two woolpacks in fesse argent, the base barry wavy of the last and azure, and over all in base a lion passant guardant, also or.
[Recorded in the College of Arms.]
But the coat as it is frequently made use of, and as it appears upon the seals of the Town and of the County Council of Surrey, differs in several points, agreeing with the blazon of Burke in his "General Armory," namely: —
" Guilford, or Guldeford, Town of (Co. Surrey). — Sa. on a mount vert a castle with two towers embattled, on each tower a spire, surmounted with a ball from the battlements, between the towers a tower triple-towered all an, and charged with an escutcheon, quarterly, of France and England ; under the battlements of the castle two roses in fesse or, the port ppr. charged on the centre with a key and portcullised both gold, on the mount before the port a lion couchant guard, of the fourth, on each side the castle, in fesse, a woolpack of the third paleways, the base of the field water ppr."
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