The Public Houses of Rutland

Information sheets for each public house can be accessed via both the ALPHABETICAL INDEX and the TOWN / VILLAGE index.

      Rutland Coat of Arms

'Multum in Parvo (Much in little)

Rutland Coat of Arms.

The Coat of Arms to the then Administrative Council of the County of Rutland was granted in 1950.  However, in 1974 government

re-organisation saw Rutland come under the administration of Leicestershire with the Arms continuing to be used by Rutland District Council. However, after much lobbying, Rutland regained its independence in 1998 when Rutland County Council became a unitary authority.

The official description of the Coat of Arms of Rutland is -

Arms - Vert semee of Acorns and Horseshoe Or

Crest - on a wreath of the Colours in front of a Horseshoe and Acorn Or leaved and slipped proper

Motto - Multum in Parvo 

 

The green shield represents the County's agricultural heritage with the acorns representing early forests which covered most of the Couny and the horseshoes which represent the County's hunting associations.  It also relates to the unique collection of ceremonial horseshoes presented by visiting Royalty and nobility over many centuries which hangs in Oakham Castle.

Note - in heraldry the acorn represents independence and strength.

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