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Incorporated into : 1974 Stratford-on-Avon

Arms (crest) of Stratford-upon-Avon

Official blazon

Or, a chevron azure between three leopard's faces gules.


The arms were recorded at the Visitations of 1619 and 1682, and officially certified on June 4, 1958.

The chevron symbolises the River Avon and the three red leopard heads are taken from the Royal Coat of Arms. They stand for Richard the Lionheart who gave the original charter in 1196.

Arms of Stratford-upon-Avon

The arms as used on a JaJa postcard +/- 1905 (wrong colours)
Arms of Stratford-upon-Avon

The arms in the Coffee Hag albums +/- 1925
Arms of Stratford-upon-Avon

The arms on a Thomson and Porteous cigarette card, 1905

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Literature : Biggs, 1971