Wednesday, 26 May 2010
Whilst strolling around the grounds of Seacroft hospital last week I came across this seat by the boundary wall.
There is most likely an architectural name for the stone feature surrounding this seat but it escapes me. Built onto the wall at the back of the seat is the coat of arms for the city of Leeds.
This coat of arms is similar to the current one described as: Shield: azure, a fleece or, on a chief sable three mullets argent; Crest: on a wreath or and azure, an owl proper; Supporters: an owl proper ducally crowned or; Motto: "Pro Rege et Lege". The difference on this older version, there is no helmet between the shield and the little owl above it. The motto is latin "For King and the law". Its motto is similar to the original used by the Australian capital of Canberra which was granted its arms in 1928.