Scarborough (England)

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SCARBOROUGH

Additions : 1974 Bridlington RDC (partly), Filey UDC, Scalby UDC, Scarborough RDC, Whitby RDC, Whitby UDC

Arms (crest) of Scarborough (England)

Official blazon

Arms : Per fess wavy Gules and Argent in chief an Estoile of seven points between issuant from the dexter a Lymphad and from the sinister a square Tower all Argent in base three Barrulets wavy Azure all within a Bordure Or.
Crest : On a Wreath of the Colours in front of a Lymphad Sable the sail per pale Gules and Argent charged with an Estoile of seven points counter-charged three Roses Argent barbed and seeded proper.
Supporters : On either side a Stag reguardant Gules that to the dexter gorged with a Chain pendant therefrom a Bugle Horn Or that to the sinister gorged with a like Chain pendant therefrom a Rose Argent barbed and seeded proper.
Motto: 'PER PERICULA AD DECUS IRE JUVAT' - Let it rejoice thee to set dangers at nought in the quest of honour.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on May 8, 1975.

The design follows very closely that of the former Borough of Scarborough, whose arms were based on the town's seal dating from the thirteenth century, and illustrate the town's historic and enduring features - its harbour and castle. The addition of a gold border represents the wider area of the new Borough.

The lymphad and star, also from the ancient seal, are repeated in the crest and signify the strong seafaring tradition of the area, the sail being charged with an estoile of seven points to represent the seven former local authorities which were united to form the new borough.

The stags represent the forests of Pickering, Galtres, and Knaresborough, the horn on one commemorating a Royal Hunt. The presence of the Yorkshire rose requires no explanation.

Previous arms

Arms (crest) of Scarborough (England)

Official blazon

Arms : Per fesse wavy Gules and barry wavy of six Argent and Azure issuant in chief to the dexter a Lymphad and to the sinister a Square Tower in the chief point an Estoile all of the second.
Crest : On a Wreath of the Colours in front of a Lymphad Sable and sail Gules charged with an Estoile Or three Roses Argent barbed and seeded proper.
Supporters : On either side a Stag reguardant Gules that to the dexter gorged with a Chain Or pendent therefrom a Rose Argent barbed and seeded proper that to the sinister gorged with a like Chain pendent therefrom a Bugle Horn Gold.
Motto: 'PER PERICULA AD DECUS IRE JUVAT' - Let it rejoice thee to set dangers at nought in the quest of honour.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on December 3, 1935.

The meaning is already explained above.

Seal of Scarborough (England)

The seal from the 13th century (Ewe, 1972)
Arms of Scarborough (England)

The arms in the Coffee Hag albums +/- 1925


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Literature : Information from postcards from Whitby.