Canton of Lightwood

Lightwood is a Canton of the Barony of Ynys Fawr, based in Huon Valley, Tasmania, Australia. The group was formed by Baron Karl Faustus von Aachen and Lady Adelindis filia Gotefridi in 2009 after they moved from the Barony of Politarchopolis to the Barony of Ynys Fawr.

The Canton has various communication mediums, including their website, email list, and a facebook group.

The Canton’s name is a link to the region’s previous name, which changed from Lightwood to Geeveston in the 19th century. It was also documented as a place name in the 15th-16th centuries.

The device for Lightwood, as emblazoned on the Lochac Roll of Arms, is:

Quarterly gules and argent, an apple tree Or fructed gules within a laurel wreath counterchanged.

Arms of Lightwood, as rendered by Baron Master William Castille.

Arms of Lightwood, as rendered by Baron Master William Castille.

This device was designed by Mistress Madelaine de Bourgogne in consultation with the Canton populace. The apple tree was chosen to represent the outsiders view of the area and the azure colour of the tree is in reference to the lighter, golden wood of the Huon Pine that is found throughout the area.