Having agreed that the new Lodge would be called “The Uxbridge Lodge” permission was obtained from the Urban District Council of Uxbridge that its Coat of Arms be used as the Lodge Badge.  In appreciation of the honour granted in very few cases, the Lodge subscribed to the Charter fund when the Urban council achieved Borough status in 1955.  Because of the changes in local authorities in Greater London, Uxbridge Borough no longer exists, therefore the Lodge is probably the only body using that coat of arms.  The prospective Founders also agreed that each one would provide the collar and jewel of his respective office.

Description of the Coat of Arms

R, on a pile gules between two fountains, an eagle displayed of the field; and, for the crest, on a wreath of the colours, issuant from a circlet composed of four chrysanthemums stalked and leaved proper, a demi‑lion gules supporting a seax, blade upwards, proper, pomel and hilt or.

The design may be described in non‑technical terms as follows:

The field, or background, of the shield is gold, and thereon is a red pile, or wedge-shaped figure, placed between two heraldic fountains, represented by roundels of silver and blue wavy bars; and on the pile in a spreadeagle of the same tincture as the field, i.e. gold.
Above the shield is placed an esquire’s helm encircled by a torse, or crest‑wreath, showing six twists alternately gold and red, these being the principal colours in the shield. On the crest‑wreath four chrysanthemum flowers, with their stalks and leaves, in natural colours, are placed, three being visible in the illustration; and from the midst of these flowers rises a half‑lion of red, supporting with the fore‑paws a seax, or notched sword, point upwards, the blade being steel‑grey and the hilt and cross‑piece gold. From the helm flows the mantling, a decorative cloak worn by a Knight as a protection against the heat of the sun; this is also of the colours, being red on the outside and lined with gold.

And explained as follows:

The pile is from the arms of the ancient family of Basset. The fountains refer to the rivers in the District. The eagle is from the arms of Paget, Earl of Uxbridge, a title now borne by the Marquess of Anglesey; and also alludes to the Uxbridge R.A.F. Depot and Northolt Airport. The chrysanthemums in the crest, which are unique in civic heraldry, relate particularly to horticultural nurseries in the town which specialise in these flowers and are also intended to refer generally to cultivation in the District. The national lion supports a notched sword from the arms of Middlesex, this being an ancient emblem associated with the Middle and East Saxons


Uxbridge Lodge No.7066