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CRICKLADE (Parish/Town council)

Part of : North Wiltshire

Arms (crest) of Cricklade

Official blazon

Arms : Ermine a Bend wavy Azure on a Chief Vert a Horse courant to the sinister Argent.
Motto: 'IN LOCO DELICIOSO' - In a delightful place.


The arms were officially granted on April 2, 1948.

The shield is ermine for Ermin Street or Ermin Way, one of the great Roman roads of Britain. The blue wavy bend is River Thames, which crosses the Roman Road at Cricklade.

The white horse refers to the characteristic local chalk hillside horses.

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