ANDOVER (Hampshire). Has no armorial bearings. Its seal, recorded in the College of Arms, represents upon a mount a lion statant guardant, in front of a tree. The legend is"Sigill. commvne ville de Andever," and this is all that appears to be claimed for the said town in Debrett's " House of Commons," but Burke's " General Armory" quotes it as a coat-of-arms, namely, "Ar. on amount vert a lion statant guard, gu. against a tree ppr."
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