WEST NEWTON

Saints Peter and Paul’s Church
This 14th century church stands upon a high point in this very pretty
village on the Sandringham Estate. Elegantly furnished, the interior
is in exceptional condition, visitors will find the steeple style font
cover well worth inspecting. The emblems of St’s Andrew, Patrick
and George are incorporated into the stained glass of the windows.


In the fresco on the wall of the tower are six shields. The painting
is very indistinct, as can be seen from the photograph, but the arms
can still be deciphered. The entries are left to right, top to bottom:
1. For Princess Helena, a daughter of Queen Victoria. Upon a
lozenge, Quarterly 1 and 4, ENGLAND modern – Gules, three
Lions passant guardant Or, 2, SCOTLAND – Or, a Lion rampant
within a tressure flory counter-flory Gules, 3, IRELAND – Azure,
a harp Or, strung Argent, in pretence, SAXONY – Barry of ten
Sable and Argent, a bend trefle Vert. This shield has a label of
three, charged with a cross between two roses and is ensigned with
a crown.

2. For Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, a son of Queen Victoria.

Quarterly 1 and 4, ENGLAND modern – Gules, three Lions
passant guardant Or, 2, SCOTLAND – Or, a Lion rampant within
a tressure flory counter-flory Gules, 3, IRELAND – Azure, a harp
Or, strung Argent, in pretence, SAXONY – Barry of ten Sable and
Argent, a bend trefle Vert. This shield has a label of three, charged
with a cross Gules between two fleur-de-lis Azure and is ensigned
with a crown.
3. Princess Beatrice of Great Britain and Ireland. Upon a lozenge,
Quarterly 1 and 4, ENGLAND modern – Gules, three Lions
passant guardant Or, 2, SCOTLAND – Or, a Lion rampant within
a tressure flory counter-flory Gules, 3, IRELAND – Azure, a harp
Or, strung Argent, in pretence, SAXONY – Barry of ten Sable and
Argent, a bend trefle Vert, a label of three, charged with a heart
between two roses. It is ensigned with a crown Or, lined Gules,
turned up Ermine.

4. For Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg
Augustenburg, K.G., who married 5th July 1866, the Princess
Helena Augusta Victoria of Great Britain and Ireland. Quarterly of
five:- 1, Kingdom of Norway – Gules, a Lion rampant, crowned
Or, holding a halberd in bend Argent, 2, Duchy of Schleswig – Or,
two Lions passant guardant Azure, 3, Holstein and the Counts of
Schaumburg – Gules, three nettle leaves Argent, thereon as many
passion nails of the same, at the fess point an escutcheon per fess
Argent and Gules, 4, Duchy of Stormann – Gules, a swan Argent,
gorged with a coronet Or, 5, Duchy of Ditmarschen – Gules, a
knight armed proper on a horse and holding a sword raised Argent,
in pretence, Quarterly 1 and 4, Counts of Oldenburgh, – Gules,
two bars Or, 2 and 3, Counts of Delmenhorst – Azure, a cross Or. This shield is ensigned with a crown.


5. For Princess Victoria, eldest daughter of Queen Victoria. Upon a
lozenge, Arms of Prussia – Argent, an eagle displayed Sable,
crowned proper, each wing charged with a trefoil slipped and upon
the breast the initials FR entwined all Or, in the sinister claw an orb
Azure, banded and jewelled proper, in the dexter claw a sceptre Or.
This coat of arms is ensigned with the imperial crown. She was
Princess Royal,Victoria Adelaide Mary Louise, born in 1840 and
died in 1901. The coat of arms became her own when she married
Frederick of Prussia in 1858 and was given the additional title of
Empress of Germany.
6. For John Douglas Sutherland Campbell, Marquess of Lorne, who
married 21st March 1871, the Princess Louise Caroline Alberta of
Great Britain and Ireland. Quarterlv:- 1 and 4, CAMPBELL –
Gyrony of eight Or and Sable, 2 and 3, LORNE – Argent, a
lymphad, her sails furled and oars in action, all Sable, flags and
pennants flying Gules. This shield has a label of three.

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