ArmsArgent, on a saltire dovetailed per saltire and quarterly Azure and Sable counterchanged a lion’s face crowned with an ancient crown Or.
CrestOut of an ancient crown Or a male griffin Sable armed, beaked and rayed Or langued and holding a key downward and outwards Gules.
MottoNOTHING VENTURED NOTHING GAINED
The saltire alludes to the attributed arms of the Kingdom of Mercia and the crowned lion’s face to Stephen Friar’s membership (now fellowship) of The Heraldry Society. The male griffin, the legendary guardian of treasure, refers both to Mr Friar’s work as a district councillor and his former occupation of headmaster.
Granted22nd March 1982 (College of Arms)