ARMS: Argent two Bars Gules over all an Apple Tree with seven branches fructed and eradicated Or.
CREST: On a Wreath of the Colours a Herdwick Ram's Head proper charged on the forehead with a Shearman's Hook Or.

Granted 2nd June 1926.

Picture drawn by R. Young.

westmorland cc arms

The two red bars are from the arms of the de Lancaster family, Barons of Kendal. The stylised and distinctive apple tree is from the thirteenth-century seal of the Borough of Appleby.
The ram's head refers to the staple industry of the County, and the hook is like that in the unofficial arms of the Borough of Kendal.


ARMS: Per chevron barry wavy Vert and Argent and Purpure in base a Castle of three Towers of the second on a Chief Or between six Annulets two and one a Pale Sable thereon an Eagle displayed Ermine.
CREST: Out of a Coronet composed of four Wheat Ears and as many Acorns leaved set alternately upon a Rim Or a Stag's Head Gules; Mantled Vert doubled Argent.

Granted 15th June 1959.


ARMS: Argent two Barrulets Gules in chief a Water Bouget between two Escallops in fesse two Water Bougets and in base an Escallop Sable.
CREST: On a Wreath of the Colours issuant from the Battlements of a representation of a Pele Tower Argent masoned Sable a Damson Tree fructed proper.

Granted 20th December 1955.

south westmorland rdc arms

The two red bars are from the arms of the de Lancaster family, Barons of Kendal.
Pele towers are small fortified keeps or tower houses, built along the English and Scottish Borders, intended as watch towers where signal fires could be lit by the garrison to warn of approaching danger. The tree is a Westmorland damson, a member of the plum family. They grow mainly in and around the Lyth and Winster valleys, south-west of Kendal in the English Lake District. The orchards of the Lyth Valley are unique, surrounding each small farmstead and growing along every hedgerow in the valley. Damsons were not only eaten as fruit, but were used in the textile industry as a source of dye.
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