Yorkshire - West Riding

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Incorporated into : 1974 Cumbria, Lancashire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire

Arms (crest) of Yorkshire - West Riding

Official blazon

Arms : Ermine a Rose Argent barbed and seeded proper and en Soleil Or on a Chief Gules three Roses of the second barbed Vert seeded Gold; the whole ensigned by a Mural Crown Or.
Crest : A Rose Argent barbed and seeded proper ensigned with a Mural Crown Or.
Motto: 'AUDI CONSILIUM' - Heed consel


The arms were officially granted on February 2, 1927.

The ermine field has a white "rose-en-soleil", a Royal badge of the house of York. The chief has the familiar historical white roses of Yorkshire.

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