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Additions: 1974 Chichester RDC, Midhurst RDC, Petworth RDC

Arms (crest) of Chichester

Official blazon

Argent Guttée-de-Sang on a Chief Gules a Lion passant guardant Or.


The arms were officially granted on August 14, 1570.

The arms above are of the old city and borough of Chichester and are still used by the city council.

The meaning and origin of the arms is not known.

Arms (crest) of Chichester

The arms as used on a JaJa postcard +/- 1905
Arms (crest) of Chichester

The arms on a Wills's cigarette card, 1906
Arms (crest) of Chichester

The arms in the Coffee Hag albums +/- 1925

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Literature : Scott-Giles, 1953