Isle of Anglesey Coat of Arms

The Coat of Arms for Isle of Anglesey

The arms were granted on April 9, 1954 to the Anglesey County Council. In 1975 it was transferred to the Ynys Môn Bourough and in 1996 to the Isle of Anglesey County Council. The shieled shows the attributive arms of Hwfa ap Cynddelw, founder of the I Noble Tribe. These arms are surrounded by waves to indicate the island of Anglesey.

The mantling is taken from the arms of the Princes of Gwynedd, who lived in Anglesey until 1277. The Welsh Dragon supports a wheatsheaf in reference to the rich soil on the island. The white bull is derived from the arms of the Bulkeley family of Beaumaris and symbolises the agriculture on the island. The tiger is taken from the arms of the Marquess of Anglesey. The bull wears a collar from seaweed as a symbol for seafaring, the tiger has a collar of oak leaves. The latter refer to the former position of the island as a stronghold of the Druids, for which the oak is a sacred tree.

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