Hertford RDC

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HERTFORD (Rural district council)

Incorporated into : 1974 East Hertfordshire, Stevenage

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Official blazon

Arms : Azure on a Saltire Or a Stag's Head caboshed Gules a Bordure barry wavy of eight Argent and the first.
Crest : On a Wreath Argent and Azure in front of an Oak Tree proper fructed Or a Stag salient Gold.
Motto: 'PRO RURE PRO PATRIA' - For countryside and Country.


The arms were officially granted on April 16, 1951.

The saltire is from the arms of the City and Diocese of St. Albans. The stag's head is from the arms of the Borough of Hertford and the County Council. The other emblems represent the woods and waterways of the district.

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Literature : Briggs, 1971.