Ryde (Isle of Wight)

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Incorporated into : 1974 Medina (1996 Isle of Wight)

Arms (crest) of Ryde (Isle of Wight)

Official blazon

Arms : Argent, in base on waves of the sea a schooner yacht under sail proper, within a bordure azure charged with eight estoiles Or.
Crest : On a wreath of the colours, Upon a rock a sea-horse proper, charged on the body with two estoiles Or.
Motto: Amoenitas, salubritas, urbanitas.


The arms were officially granted on February 18, 1869.

I have no image or information on the origin or meaning of these arms. Any image or information is welcome !

Coat of arms (crest) of Ryde (Isle of Wight)

The arms as used on a JaJa postcard +/- 1905
Coat of arms (crest) of Ryde (Isle of Wight)

The arms on a Wills's cigarette card, 1906

Town Council

The Ryde Town Council still uses the old arms:

Arms of Ryde

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Literature : Biggs, 1971