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First Shield

First Shield

Writer: Tarbotton, Marriott Ogle (1835 - 1887)

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1871

Shelfmark: 10358.h.14

Item number: 3

Length: 11.8

Width: 18.55

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

One of eight coats of arms carved in hard red Mansfield stone and attached to the abutments of Marriott Ogle Tarbotton's New Trent Bridge. "The shields are drawn from sketches made by Miss Hind, under the suggestion of Mr. Close - by Mr. W. O. Smith, who also carved them on the stones...They reflect the greatest credit on Mr. Smith."

"The first shield of the series, commencing from the north west, commemorates the erection of Nottingham Castle...Its bearings exhibit the arms of William I., King of England and Duke of Normandy gules, two lions passant gardant, or; and of his wife Maud, daughter of Baldwin, 5th Count of Flanders, viz., - gyrouny of 8, or, and azure, an inescutcheon, gules...

The shield is suspended by its guige from the hilt of the Conqueror's sword."

Text by Marriott Ogle Tarbotton from the book 'History of the Old Trent Bridge'

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