House (Period)

A house is an edifice wherein a family dwells.  It is a period charge, found in the canting arms (German Haus) of Hasenried c.1340 [Zurich 549; see also Volborth 54].  There is no fixed form for the house in heraldic art, but the period examples seem to have sloped roofs, and doors facing front.

Brian of Leichester bears as a badge:  Per fess sable and argent, in chief a house and in base three roundels in fess counterchanged.

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