East Dorset

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EAST DORSET

Additions : 1974 Ringwood and Fordingbridge RDC (partly), Wimborne Minster (Borough), Wimborne and Cranborne RDC
Incorporated into : 2019 Dorset

Arms (crest) of East Dorset

Official blazon

Arms : Azure a Stag's Head caboshed between the attires a Cross flory Or on a Chief Argent a Fleur-de-Lys between two Saxon Crowns Gules.
Crest : Out of a Coronet composed of two Fleurs-de-Lys Or and as many Roses Gules barbed and seeded proper set alternately upon a Rim Gold a demi Lion Ermine ducally gorged also Gold and holding between the paws a Chapeau Gules turned up Ermine.
Motto: 'SERIO SERVIRE' - Earnestly to serve

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on May 29, 1959 to the Wimborne and Cranborne RDC and continued by East Dorset in 1974.

For the explanation, see Wimborne and Cranborne.


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