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Incorporated into : 1974 Rochester upon Medway (1998 Medway)

Arms (crest) of Rochester

Official blazon

Or on a Cross Gules a Letter R of the field on a Chief of the second a Lion passant guardant Gold.


The arms were officially recorded at the visitation of 1574 as an untinctured seal, and in 1617 as coloured arms.

The arms have the English lion and St George's cross. The design is completed by a letter R for the City's name.

Arms of Rochester

The arms as used on a JaJa postcard +/- 1905
Arms of Rochester

The arms on a Wills's cigarette card, 1906
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The arms in the Coffee Hag albums +/- 1935
Arms of Rochester

The arms as used on a Faulkner postcard +/- 1905

The arms in the town (Images by Derek Howard):

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