The arms of the Assheton family of Downham near Whalley were a five-pointed star, “Argent a mullet sable pierced of the field” [VCH] vol. 6, p.554. but this was not a pentangle, the inner structure is missing. The feature in the top left corner shown by [WHITAKER72], and reproduced in the figure below, has disappeared in [VCH]. The Assheton family of Downham near Whalley did not appear until the early sixteenth century, but their origins in the locality of Whalley go back to the thirteeth century.
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