Elland Historical Society
was first established in 1974, it was decided
that the Society should have an emblem or logo. The
emblem selected was:
COH IIII BRE
origin of the emblem ,
dates back to approximately A.D. 80, when the 9th
Legion of the Roman Army advanced to York.
comprised of cohorts of 480 men, with 10 cohorts to a
legion. Attached to the 9th Legion were
of auxiliaries, conscripted from conquered territories, in
this case a tribe called the Breuci. To assist with the
renowned Roman construction of a network of roads and forts
between York and Manchester, a number of kilns were built to
produce tiles and pottery.
the forts was Slack, at nearby Outlane, and for its
construction, a kiln was built at Grimscar.
have been found on the site at Slack with the mark
COH IIII BRE,
which indicates the 4th Cohort Breuci.
emblem has real historical significance, with a tinge of
local interest added. If you can contribute more
information to the above description, please contact
Hargreaves, B – Elland Revisited, Tempus Publishing