The Cranleigh Coat of Arms



The shield is broken into two parts. The upper part called the Chief is made of blue and gold. It derives from the De Warrene family, Earls of Surrey and goes back to at least 1300. The lower part called the Field, the main part is the chevron, (coloured blue). On the main field there are three maple leaves, they represent, the countryside, the Acer Rubrum in the High Street and our links with Canada.




The motto in gold blue and red CRANLEIGH CARITATEM HABET translated means Cranleigh has charity. This is reduced to Cranleigh Cares.


Cranleigh coat of arms



On the chevron, the three bezants symbolises the gold coin of the Byzantium age. They are the three bags of gold of St Nicolas. He represents generosity, care and kindness. St Nicolas Church is the oldest church in the village.


The two cranes are looking backwards to the past reminding us of where we have come from. Forward to the future but guarding the task at hand as they hold their foot on the basket. The mantling and the reef are in blue and gold to match the colours of the shield.