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BERKHAMSTED (Urban district council, now town council)

Incorporated into : 1974 Dacorum

Arms (crest) of Berkhamsted

Official blazon

Or a Castle of three Towers each domed Azure flying from the two outer towers a Banner Argent charged with a Cross Gules all within a Bordure Sable bezanty.


The arms were not officially granted.

Berkhamsted uses the arms of the Borough of Great Berkhampstead, recorded in 1634. These show the town's castle within a black bordure charged with golden bezants. This denotes that the town belonged to the Duchy of Cornwall.

Arms (crest) of Berkhamsted

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

The arms in the Coffee Hag albums +/- 1925

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