Filey Coat of Arms

Arms were granted to Filey Urban District Council on 17 July 1952 ‘to be borne and used for ever hereafter by the Filey Urban District Council and by its successors constituting each for the time being the local authority for and bearing the title of Filey on seals, shields or otherwise according to the Laws of Arms’ (Grants 114.251).

To all and Singula to whom these Presents shall come the Honourable Sir George Rothe Bellew, Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order, Garter Principal King of Arms, Sire Arthur William Steuart Cochrane, Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order, Clarenceux King of Arms and Sir Gerald Woods Wollaston, Knight Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order, Norroy and Ulster, King of Arms, Send Greeting. Whereas Leonard Hallam Esquire, Colonel in the Army, Chairman of the Filey Urban District Council hath presented unto The Most Noble Bernard Marmaduke, Duke of Norfolk Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order, Earl Marshall and Heriditary Marshal of England and One of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council That the said Council created under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894 is desirous of having Armorial Bearings duly assigned with lawful authority and he hath requested the favour of His Grace’s Warrant for Our granting and assigning such Armorial Ensigns as may be proper to be borne and used by the Filey Urban District Council and by its successors constituting each for the time being the local authority for and bearing the title of Filey on Seals, Shields or otherwise according to the Laws of Arms. And Forasmuch as the said Earl Marshal did by Warrant under his hand and Seal bearing date the Twenty-first day of December last authorize and direct Us to grant and assign such Armorial Ensigns accordingly. Know ye therefore that We the said Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy and Ulster in pursuance of His Grace’s Warrant and by virtue of the Letters Patent of Our several Offices to each of Us respectively granted do by these Presents grant and assign unto the Filey Urban District Council the Arms following that is to say:- Per fesse in chief Azure a representation of Filey Brig proper with the Sun shining thereon Or the base per pale wavy Gold and also Azure three Pallets wavy Argent on the last And for the Crest Within a Crown of Rays of ancient Rome Or a Sea Gull proper rising from a Rock Vert holding in the beak a Fish also proper Mantled Azure doubled Or, as the same are in the margin thereof more plainly depicted to be borne and used for ever hereafter by the Filey Urban District Council and by its successors constituting each for the time being the local authority for and bearing the title of Filey on Seals, Shields or otherwise according to the Laws of Arms. In witness whereof We the said Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms have to these Presents subscribed Our names and affixed the Seals of Our several Offices this Seventeenth day of July in the First year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lady Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas Queen, Defender of the Faith and in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and fifty-two.

These arms were transferred to the Town Council of Filey in accordance with an Order of Her Majesty in Council made on 21 May 1974 (Amendment to Records 3.209).

The Town Council does not have authority from the Crown to allow legal entities to use its Arms and therefore is unable to grant permission for anyone to use or copy its Coat of Arms.