The Pillar, according to Wade symbolises “fortitude and constancy”. The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P101 Typically the pillar is a plain column with simple cushion capitals but architecture fans will be pleased to know that other orders (doric, ionic etc.) can be specified! A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Pillars