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BURNHAM-ON-SEA

Incorporated into: 1974 Sedgemoor

Arms (crest) of Burnham-on-Sea

Official blazon

Arms : Per chevron Or and Argent on a Chevron enarched Gules three Bulls' Heads caboshed also Argent in base as many Bars wavy Azure a Canton per fesse Gules and Sable in chief a demi Sun issuant Gold.
Crest : On a Wreath of the Colours a representation of the old Burnham Lighthouse proper; Mantled Gules doubled Or.
Motto: 'LUMEN MONSTRO PRO SALUTE' - A great light to greet you.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on February 1, 1961.

The gold background reprsents the sands of Burnham and the red enarched chevron represents the former "high bridge", which gave its name to the town of Highbridge. The bulls’ heads refer to the market and other agricultural interests and the alternate blue and white wavy bars alludes to both the River Brue at Highbridge and the sea at Burnham. The setting sun is a further reference to Burnham.

The crest shows the Burham Low Lighthouse built in 1832, to which the motto also refers.

The arms are now used by the Burmham-on-Sea and Highbridge town council.


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