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Fourth Shield

Fourth Shield

Writer: Tarbotton, Marriott Ogle (1835 - 1887)

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1871

Shelfmark: 10358.h.14

Item number: 6

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 fourth shield shews the arms of David II., King of Scotland, viz., - or, a lion rampant, within a double tressure, flory, counterflory, gules, impaling gules, 3 lions passant gardant, or; being the arms of his wife Joan, the eldest daughter of Edward II., King of England.

This shield records the imprisonment of King David in Nottingham Castle, after the battle of Nevill's Cross, near Durham. It hangs from hte Scotch Thistle."

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

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