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Additions : 1974 Barton-upon-Humber UDC, Brigg UDC, Glanford Brigg RDC
Incorporated into : 1996 North Lincolnshire

Arms (crest) of Glanford

Official blazon

Arms : Barry Wavy of six Argent and Vert a Pale Ermine over all Two Keys in saltire wards upward and outward Or on a Chief Sable a representation of the Brigg Bridge proper.
Crest : On a Wreath of the Colours out of a Mural Crown Or Flames proper issuant therefrom a Lincolnshire Red Shorthorn Bull's Head proper charged on the neck with three Links of Chain in Fess Or.


The arms were officially granted on December 23, 1975.

The arms are based on those granted to the former Glanford Brigg Rural District Council in 1950, but have been amended slightly to represent the whole new area of the Borough of Glanford

The background of the shield is topographical, showing the rivers Humber, Trent and Ancholme in the green countryside, and the Roman Ermine Street running north through the Borough. Overlying this pattern are the Crossed Keys of St. Peter, Patron Saint of Barton-upon-Humber. At the head of the shield is the Glanford Bridge, set against a field of black on a chief, taken from the arms of the Augustinian Canons, who had a foundation at Thorn ton Curtis.

The crest is that of the former Glanford Brigg Rural District Council, necessarily differenced by the addition of a gold mural or walled crown, a familiar symbol of local government and here reminiscent of Gilbert de Gaunt's castle at Barton-upon-Humber. The flames allude to the steel industry and the Conoco and Lindsey Oil Refineries; the bull's head to the farming and agricultural industry. The three links were the device of the Lincolnshire Sugar Company and refer to the sugar beet industry. They also felicitously refer to the linking of the three former authorities, and their colour has been changed to gold as an augury of future prosperity.

The motto "Always Ready" is an English translation of the Neithorpe family motto "Tout Joirs Prest".

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