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ISLE OF WIGHT

Additions : 1995 Medina, South Wight (1974 Isle of Wight RDC (1886 Newtown)), Sandown-Shanklin UDC, Ventnor UDC)

Arms (crest) of Isle of Wight

Official blazon

Arms : Azure, a castle triple towered argetnt between three anchors Or.
Crest : On a wreath of the colours, A mural crown Or charged with three anchors azure.
Supporters : On the dexter side a horse and on the sinister side a sea horse, both argent.
Motto : All this beauty is of God.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on October 17, 1938.

At the centre of the shield is Carrisbrooke Castle. The blue field and gold anchors around this show that the County is an island.The crest is a gold mural crown, which will be seen over the arms of several County Councils. In the case of the Isle of Wight, three blue anchors have been added.

The horse supporter stands for farming, the seahorse for seafaring. They are coloured white recalling the links with the ancient Kingdom of Kent.

Since 1995 Isle of Wight is a unitary council.

Arms (crest) of Isle of Wight

The arms as used on a JaJa postcard +/- 1905


Literature : Image and information provided by Laurence Jones (laurencejones@eircom.net) and here


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