Bathavon

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BATHAVON (Rural District Council)

Incorporated into: 1974 Wansdyke

Arms (crest) of Bathavon

Official blazon

Arms : Vert on a Fesse Argent a Bar wavy Azure over all a Dragon rampant Or.
Crest : On a Wreath of the Colours upon a Billet fessewise Sable three Garbs Or.
Motto: 'RUS GRATIIS MUSISQUE DIGNUM' - A countryside worthy of the Graces and Muses.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on June 19, 1951.

The golden dragon is that of Wessex in a green field crossed by a symbolic repre­sentation of the River Avon.
The black billet stands for the coal-mining area in the south of the district, while the wheatsheaves refer to the agricultural area in the north.

The motto indicates the district's cultural and historical background.Literature: Image and information from here

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