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Additions : 1974 Mere and Tisbury RDC, New Sarum (Borough), Salisbury and Wilton RDC, Wilton (Borough)
Incorporated into : 2009 Wiltshire

Arms (crest) of Salisbury

Official blazon

Arms : Azure, four bars Or.
Crest : On either side an eagle displayed with two heads Or, ducally gorged azure.


Salisbury's arms were recorded in 1565 and 1623, but may already date from the 13th century.

The shield is one of those very simple early coats which probably carry no meaning, and it is not known why double-headed spread-eagles were adopted as supporters.

Seal of Salisbury

The seal as seen in 1845
Coat of arms (crest) of Salisbury

The arms as used on a JaJa postcard +/- 1905
Coat of arms (crest) of Salisbury

The arms on a Wills's cigarette card, 1906
Coat of arms (crest) of Salisbury

The arms in the Coffee Hag albums +/- 1935
Coat of arms (crest) of Salisbury

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

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