PENWITH DISTRICT COUNCIL

ARMS: Or on a Chevron enarched between in chief two Cornish Luggers Sable sails set Gules and in base within an Annulet Sable a Cross Pommy Gules four Bezants conjoined by a Chain throughout Gold.
CREST: On a Wreath Or and Sable within a Mural Crown of six Merlons Argent garlanded with Ivy a Mount thereon in front of a representation of the Mine Stack on Cape Cornwall a Paschal Lamb proper nimbed Gold.
SUPPORTERS: Two Cornish Choughs reguardant proper each gorged with a Riband pendent therefrom by a Ring the Head of a Cornish Cross Gold.
BADGE: A Sun in Splendour Or charged with a Chevron enarched Sable thereon four Bezants conjoined by a Chain throughout Gold.

Motto 'KENSA HA DEWETHA' - First and last.
Granted 12th February 1981.

The Penwith District was formed by the amalgamation of the Borough of Penzance, the Borough of St Ives, the St. Just Urban District and the West Penwith Rural District.

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penwith badge
Badge

The shield is based on the pattern of that of the former West Penwith RDC, to give a stylized representation of the whole Penwith peninsula. The black chevron on gold give the County and Duchy liveries, and suggests the shape of the Penwith peninsula with to the South St. Michael's Mount, represented by the traditional cross of St. Michael set on a black edged roundel. The two typical Cornish luggers indicate the fishing and boat building industries. The four bezants or golden roundels are from the arms of the Duchy and County of Cornwall, joined by links to represent the amalgamation of four Cornish Authorities in Penwith.
The wreath and mantling are in the main colours of the arms, the Cornish black and gold. The mural crown, common to the arms of the West Penwith RDC and the Borough of Penzance, showing four merlons or battlements for the four authorities. The ivy is from the seal of the Borough of St. Ives and the green hill is from the West Penwith RDC, referring to agriculture. On the hill stands the emblem of St. Just UDC, the Mine Stack on Cape Cornwall, an allusion to the local mining industry. This is also represented by the Paschal Lamb from the Borough of Penzance arms, which was the 'hot mark' of Gulval used in the tin mining of the area.
The two Cornish choughs, seen in the County and West Penwith crests, with their black plumage and distinctive red beaks and legs they blend with the colouring of the shield. For distinction, each has about the neck a gold ribbon from which hangs a typical Cornish cross head, also in gold, many of which testify to the antiquity of the Penwith area, and turns its head as if looking back into history.
The badge places the essential Penwith symbolism from the shield on a blazing sun to suggest Penwith in the sun as an important holiday area.
The motto is in Cornish and applies the situation of Land's End.


RESTORMEL BOROUGH COUNCIL

*ARMS: Argent on a Saltire raguly nowy Azure between four Herrings respectant of the first an Ancient Ship Or flying Flags of St. George.
*CREST: On a Wreath of the Colours out of a Circlet Sable charged with three Bezants a representation of Restormel Castle proper issuant therefrom a demi-Lion Gules ducally crowned Or and holding in the dexter paw a Thistle slipped proper.

Motto 'RO AN MOR HAG AN TYR' - From the sea and from the land.
Granted 1975?.

The Borough of Restomel was formed by the amalgamation of the Borough of St Austell with Fowey, the Newquay Urban District and the St Austell Rural District.

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The ancient golden ship, with flags of St. George, is from the seal of the former Borough of Fowey and the "saltire raguly" from the device used by both the Borough of St. Austell and the St. Austell RDC. The four silver herrings, also on a saltire, are from the arms of the Newquay UDC, combined in an unusual figure unique in civic heraldry, a "saltire raguly nowy". The saltire is coloured blue, like that of Newquay, on a white background, like that of the St. Austell Device.
The wreath and mantling are in the basic colours of the shield, blue and white, which are symbolic of the whole area's principal economic assets - the sea and the china clay industry. The circlet shows three of the gold roundels or bezants on black, from the arms of the Duchy and County of Cornwall and indicate the former three Cornish Authorities. Out of the circlet rises the castle from which the Borough takes its name, and from it in turn rises the red lion, crowned with a gold ducal coronet, from the arms of Richard, Earl of Cornwall and King of the Romans, who came into possession of Restormel Castle in about 1270. He granted a gild merchant to the ancient Borough of Grampound in St. Austell Rural District, and the shield with the red lion and the gold bezants on a black border was engraved on the Borough seal. The lion holds aloft a thistle, taken from the heraldic rebus or visual pun upon the name de Cardinan ("cardon" being Norman French for thistle), the family which held Restormel and from whom the castle devolved to the Earls of Cornwall.
The motto in Cornish recognises the Borough's connection with the sea (fishing and tourism) and the land (china clay and agriculture).



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