Vale of Glamorgan Coat of Arms

The Coat of Arms for Vale of Glamorgan

These arms my be based on the arms of lestyn ap Gwrgant, Ruler of Glamorgan, the supporters having been chosen as the unicorn to stand for Barry, and the lion for Cowbridge. The crest derives from the 'Bear of Penarth' combined with a ship's mast and sail, as a reference to the Arms attributed to St. Illtyd which are of significance in standing for Llantwit Major. The tower from which the Penarth Bear emerges also alludes to Llantwit, three towers appearing in the arms attributed to St. Illtyd. The Welsh motto is Undod-Cadernid-Cynnydd which translates as Unity-Strength-Progress.

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