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Incorporated into: 1974 Arfon (1996 Gwynedd)

Arms (crest) of Caernarfon

Official blazon

Arms : Gules, a lion passant guardant Or between three plumes, each of three ostrich feathers, argent.
Crest: On a wreath of the colours, An eagle displayed Or charged on the breast with a plume as in the Arms.
Supporters: On the dexter side a dragon gules; and on the sinister side an eagle, wings addorsed, Or; each supporting an ostrich feather argent.
Motto: Brenhinol Brig Gwynedd.


The arms were officially granted on January 1, 1965.

The arms are largely based on the old seal of Caernarfon.

The old seal of Caernarfon showed the arms of Edward II as Prince of Wales, above which is an eagle from the arms of Sir Otho de Grandison, 1291—92.

Arms (crest) of Caernarfon

Literature: Briggs, 1974

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