Surbiton

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SURBITON

Incorporated into: 1965 Kingston-upon-Thames

Arms (crest) of Surbiton

Official blazon

Arms : Azure issuant from the base an Elm Tree proper in front of a Sun rising Or.
Crest : On a Wreath of the Coulours upon a Bridge of one arch masoned a winged Lion couchant resting the dexter forepaw on a closed Book all Or.
Supporters : On either side a Stag resting the interior hind leg on the Stock of a Tree erased and charred proper.
Motto : 'CONSILIO ET ANIMIS' - By wisdom and courage.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on July 17, 1936.

The elm tree alludes to Elmbridge Hundred in which the place lay and the rising sun refers to the elevation to borough status at the time of the grant.

The Lion of St. Mark was used as a device by the former Urban District Council and Improvement Commissioners and the bridge symbolizes the railway, to which Surbiton owes its development. It also with the elm tree is recalls the Hundred.

The stags are from the arms of Coutts, the bankers, benefactors of the town.

Arms of Surbiton

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


Literature : Image and information from here