Register of Grants of Arms

Entries in the Arms Registers between the years 1936 and 1980 consisted of typescripts of the texts of Letters Patent (Grant documents) or, more often, Photostat copies of Letters Patent.

While these Photostats are useful as a record of Letters Patent issued during those years, exemplifications of the arms are not always clear or, in the case of the typescripts, are non-existent.

It was therefore decided to paint exemplifications of all arms granted during that period with a view to making them accessible on-line. Each painting is accompanied by a reference as a guide to the relevant Register Volume. The project is on-going.

Browse the exemplifications.

Example of Letters Patent signed and sealed by the Chief Herald December 2005
Example of Letters Patent signed and sealed by the Chief Herald December 2005