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Siedenburg Comprehensive Municipality (Germany)

Samtgemeinde Siedenburg, Landkreis Diepholz, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2017-09-07 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: siedenburg(sg) | siedenburg | borstel(diepholz) | maasen | mellinghausen | staffhorst | bear(paw) | trefoil | scales | church | kettle hook | windmill | halberd |
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[SG Siedenburg flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Aug 2017
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Siedenburg Comprehensive Municipality (SG)

SG Siedenburg Flag

It is a black-yellow-black horizontal triband with ratio of stripes 3:5:3. The coat of arms is shifted to the hoist.
Source: Stefan Schwoon's database, based on Hauptstaatsarchiv Hannover (entry 9 March 1981)
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Aug 2017

SG Siedenburg Banner

[SG Siedenburg banner] 2:1 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Aug 2017

It is a black-yellow-black vertical triband with ratio of stripes 3:7:3. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: Stefan Schwoon's database, based on Hauptstaatsarchiv Hannover (entry 9 March 1981)
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Aug 2017

SG Siedenburg Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess embattled, above Sable a pair of scales Or, beneath Or a pair of connected bear paws Sable armed Gules.
Meaning:
The bear paws are taken from the arms of the Counts of Hoya, the former rulers. The chief shows a pair of scales, symbol of justice, representing the historical courtyards in Siedenburg and Staffhorst.
Sources: 2(1) of Hauptsatzung of Siedenburg Comprehensive Municipality, version 22 March 2012 and
Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Aug 2017


Borstel Municipality

Borstel Flag

[Borstel (Diepholz) municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Aug 2017

It is a black-yellow-black horizontal triband with ratio of stripes 2:3:2 with centred arms, exceeding the yellow stripe.
Source: Stefan Schwoon's database, based on Hauptstaatsarchiv Hannover (entry 15 March 1983)
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Aug 2017

Borstel Banner

[Borstel (Diepholz) municipal banner] 2:1 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Aug 2017

It is a black-yellow-black vertical triband with ratio of stripes 4:11:4. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: Stefan Schwoon's database, based on Hauptstaatsarchiv Hannover (entry 15 March 1983)
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Aug 2017

Borstel Coat of Arms

Shield Sable, a pale Or charged with a kettle hook Sable, in each flank a halberd Argent.
Meaning:
The arms show a kettle-hook, used in historical times over an open fire. The common furnace was a secret place and thus the hook was taken as a symbol. The two halberds are a symbol of the vigilance of the inhabitants.
Source: 2(1) Hauptsatzung of Borstel Municipality, version 6 March 2012 and
Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Aug 2017


Maasen Municipality

Maasen Flag

[Maasen municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Aug 2017

It is a green-yellow-green horizontal triband with ratio of stripes 2:3:2 with centred arms, exceeding the yellow stripe.
Source: information provided by Mrs. C. Hindemith from SG Siedenburg Central Services Department.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Aug 2017

Maasen Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess; above parted per pale, at dexter Gules a Dutch windmill Or, at sinister Or a trefoil Vert; beneath Or a pair of connected bear paws Sable armed Gules.
Meaning:
The windmill is the local windmill "Margarethe" in Huckstedt, which is a typical landmark of the village. The trefoil is a symbol of agriculture, but the symbol was also used in the arms of the medieval Lords of Siedenburg. The base displays the bear paws of the Counts of Hoya, the former rulers.
Source: 2(1) Hauptsatzung of Maasen Municipality, version 20 March 2012
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Aug 2017


Mellinghausen Municipality

Mellinghausen Flag

[Mellinghausen municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Aug 2017

It is a yellow over red horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: 2(2) Hauptsatzung of Mellinghausen Municipality, version 7 February 2012
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Aug 2017

Mellinghausen Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess; above Gules a church Or; beneath Or parted per pale, at dexter a pair of connected bear paws Sable armed Gules, at sinister a trefoil Vert.
Meaning:
The church is the local parish church, dedicated to St. John the Baptist, which had been the main parish in the region in historical times. The trefoil is a symbol of agriculture, but the symbol was also used in the arms of the medieval Lords of Siedenburg. The base shows the bear paws of the Counts of Hoya, the former rulers.
Sources: 2(1) Hauptsatzung of Mellinghausen Municipality, version 7 February 2012 and
Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Aug 2017


Siedenburg Market Town

Siedenburg Flag

[Siedenburg market town flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Aug 2017

It is a yellow over green horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Siedenburg Market Town, version 8 March 2012 and Stefan Schwoon's database, based on Hauptstaatsarchiv Hannover
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Aug 2017

Siedenburg Coat of Arms

Shield Or, in chief a trefoil Vert, in base a pair of connected bear paws Sable armed Gules.
Meaning:
The trefoil is a symbol of agriculture, but the symbol was also used in the arms of the medieval Lords of Siedenburg. The bear paws are taken from the arms of the Counts of Hoya, the former rulers. According to Otto Hupp (1925) the former arms just displayed a green trefoil in a golden field, the family arms of the Siedenburg kin.
Source: 2(1) Hauptsatzung of Siedenburg Market Town, version 8 March 2012 and
Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Aug 2017


Staffhorst Municipality

Staffhorst Flag

[Staffhorst municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Aug 2017

It is a yellow-green-yellow horizontal triband with ratio of stripes 2:3:2 with centred arms, exceeding the green stripe.
Source: Stefan Schwoon's database, confirmed by Mrs. C. Hindemith from SG Siedenburg Central Services Department
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Aug 2017

Staffhorst Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale; at dexter parted per fess, above Vert three trefoils Or in bend, beneath Or a bear paw Sable armed Gules; at sinister Gules a belfry Or.
Meaning:
The tower is the tower of the local church, the main landmark of the village. The colours are those of the Dukes of Braunschweig, as these had much influence in the village and the local church. The trefoils are a symbol of agriculture, and a modification the arms of the medieval Lords of Siedenburg. The single bear paw is a modification of the arms of the Counts of Hoya, the former rulers.
Source: information provided by Mrs. C. Hindemith from SG Siedenburg Central Services Department
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Aug 2017


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