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PORTCAWL (Urban district council)

Incorporated into : 1974 Ogwr (1996 Bridgend)

Arms (crest) of Porthcawl

Official blazon

Arms : Per pale azure and gules, on a chevron wavy between in chief two eagles displayed and in base a lion rampant argent, a chevron wavy azure.
Crest: On a wreath of the colours, Two dragons' legs embowed gules sup­ porting an anchor erect Or fouled sable.
Motto: Arf doeth yw pwyll.


The arms were officially granted on March 1, 1965.

Unfortunately we have no information on the meaning or origin of these arms yet.

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Before 1965 the council used the (non approved) arms shown below:

Arms (crest) of Porthcawl

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Literature: Briggs, 1974