Saint Albans RDC

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SAINT ALBANS (Ruraldistrict council)

Incorporated into : 1974 Dacorum, Saint Albans

Arms (crest) of Saint Albans RDC

Official blazon

Arms : an Eagle displayed wings inverted Gules charged on the breast with a Mural Crown of the first all within a Bordure Azure charged with eight Saltires couped also of the first.
Crest : On a Wreath of the Colours a Stag's Head proper attired Or charged on the neck with a Pellet thereon an Escallp Argent and in the mouth three Ears of Wheat the stalks bound by a Riband Gold.
Motto: 'EXEMPLO SINT VIRTUTIS'.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on August 10, 1954.

The eagle refers to the district's Roman associations - Verulamium and Watling Street. The mural crown is a symbol of civic government and the gold crosses are from the arms of the City of St. Albans, eight in number for the eight parishes comprising the District.

The hart's head refers to the County and the wheat is for agriculture. The scallop shell, the badge of pilgrims, recalls their passage along Watling Street to St. Albans


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Literature : Image from Scott-Giles, and information provided by Laurence Jones (laurencejones@eircom.net)