ARMS: Vert on a Fess wavy between in chief a Sheep passant Argent between two Garbs and in base a Hunting Horn stringed Or a Bar wavy Azure.
CREST: On a Wreath of the Colours in front of a representation of Silbury Hill proper thereon a Lion passant guardant Or grasping by the blade a Sword point downward proper winged Azure hilt and pommel Or Five Sarson Stones proper.

Granted 16th September 1976?

The Kennet District was formed by the amalgamation of the Borough of Devizes, the Borough of Marlborough, the Devizes Rural District, the Marlborough and Ramsbury Rural District and the Pewsey Rural District.

kennet dc arms

The background is green for a predominately rural area and the blue wave edged with white represents the River Kennet flowing across the district which has taken its name, and by extension, the other principal waterways, the Avon, the Bourne and the Kennet and Avon Canal. The two gold wheatsheaves and a white sheep, representing the downlands of the north of the District, refer to agriculture and the long tradition of grazing and wool production. The area of the Vale of Pewsey and Savenake Forest is represented by the green background and gold hunting-horn, which refers to the tenure of the Wardenship of the Forest vested in the Esturmy Horn.
The basic colours of the wreath are the green and white of downland, forest and chalk. The mound represents Silbury Hill and in front of it, five sarson stones such as are seen at Avebury and other parts of the District. These are among the most famous antiquities in England and Europe. The five stones indicate the five constituent parts of the Kennet District. On the hill stands a gold Royal Lion holding a sword, both from the badge of the Army. The sword blade has a pair of blue wings to indicate the Royal Air Force, so that the district's important connections with both the Army and the Royal Air Force are represented.


ARMS: Ermine two Bars wavy Azure issuant from the base a Tree of three branches overall proper the trunk enflllng a Saxon Crown Or.
CREST: On a Wreath Argent and Vert out of a Mural Crown Or in front of a double-headed Eagle displayed Sable a Magnetic Needle erect ensigned by an Estoile of six rays Gold.
SUPPORTERS: Two Horses Argent each gorged with a Riband pendant therefrom by a ring a Mitre Gold.
BADGE: On a Mullet of six points Or a Rounded Vert charged with two Bars wavy Argent.

Motto 'VIRTUTE IN FACTIS' - By courage in our deeds.
Granted 28th February 1980.

The North Wiltshire District was formed by the amalgamation of the Borough of Calne, the Borough of Chippenham, the Borough of Malmesbury, the Calne and Chippenham Rural District, the Cricklade and Wootton Bassett Rural District and the Malmesbury Rural District.

north wiltshire dc arms
north wiltshire badge

The ermine background refers to Ermine Street, as in the arms of the Cricklade Parish Council and the two blue waves are for the rivers Avon and Thames. The stylized tree of three branches, is taken from the ancient seal of the Borough of Chippenham and the arms of the Calne and Chippenham RDC in token of the Royal Forests of Braydon, Chippenham, Melksham and Selwood in whose area the District lies. The gold Saxon crown around the trunk is for the many associations with the Saxon Kings, including the Royal Forests themselves, the residence of the Kings of Wessex at Corsham and the benefactions of King Athelstan at Malmesbury, in whose arms the crown appears.
The gold mural crown from the crest of the Borough of Calne refers to the Castles at Calne, Castle Combe and Malmesbury. Two of the District's most notable families are represented by the double headed black eagle of the Methuens and the gold magnetic pointer and star of the Lansdownes, seen also in the Calne and Chippenham RDC crest.
The two white horses, are for the characteristic local chalk hillside horses, as seen in the Cricklade Parish Council arms. Each has a gold ribbon about the neck from which hangs a gold mitre taken from the arms of the Boroughs of Calne and Malmesbury and of the Calne and Chippenham RDC. In reference to the abbeys of Malmesbury, Lacock and Glastonbury, which had associations with several parishes in the area.


ARMS: Vert a representation of Bratton White Horse and on a Chief wavy Or a Bar dancetty Azure.
CREST: On a Wreath Argent and Vert a Great Bustard resting the dexter claw on a Grenade Or fired proper; Mantled Vert doubled Or.
SUPPORTERS: On either side a Ram Or armed and unguled Argent gorged with a Collar dancetty Azure their interior hind-legs resting on a Cog-wheel and a Garb fesswise Gold.
BADGE: Seven Ears of Wheat stalked the three in the centre and those either end Or the others Vert all enfiled with a Circlet wavy Argent thereon a Bar dancetty Azure.

Granted 6th June 1980.

The West Wiltshire District was formed by the amalgamation of the Bradford-on-Avon Urban District, the Melksham Urban District, the Trowbridge Urban District, the Warminster Urban District, the Westbury Urban District, the Bradford and Melksham Rural District and the Warminster and Westbury Rural District.

west wiltshire dc arms
west wiltshire badge

The green background with an undulating line represents the Downs and the horse represents the chalk and the Bratton White Horse. The golden chief, at the top of the shield, refers to cornfields through which flows a meandering stream, represented by a blue zigzag line. The line can be seen to be formed by two blue conjoined W's the initial letters of the District.
The great bustard is like that in the crest of the Wiltshire CC, and thus forms a link to the County. The bustard was re-introduced on the Salisbury Plain, much of which lies within the District, with the assistance of the army. The army, who are represented by the grenade, for many years has exercised troops in the area.
The supporters are two gold heavy-horned rams of the Wiltshire breed of sheep, which for so long provided the basis of a thriving woollen industry in the area. The rams collars repeat the conjoined W's motif and the cogged wheel and sheaf of grain represent industry and agriculture.
The motto is a quotation from Chaucer's Balade de Bon Conseyl - "Forth, pilgrim, forth. Forth Beste out of thy stall. Know thy contree, look up, thank god of al".

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