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LONDON COUNTY COUNCIL

Incorporated into : 1965 Greater London Council

Arms (crest) of London County Council

Official blazon

Arms : Barry wavy of six pieces blue and silver, a silver chief and theron the red cross of St. George charged with a gold lion of England
Crest : A gold mural crown.

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on July 29, 1914.

The waver represent the Thames. The cross of St. George is taken from the arms of the city of London. The royal lion is taken as a symbol of the capital of England and the Imperial Government at the time.


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Literature : Scott-Giles, C.W. : Civic heraldry of England and Wales, London, 1932.