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Sawston Parish Coat of Arms
Coat of Arms of the Parish of Sawston

The Arms of the Parish of Sawston in Cambridgeshire, England, granted by the College of Arms in London. The Coat of Arms comprises the Coat of Arms of the Huddleston family, for many years owners of Sawston Hall, diagonally across which is a blue wavy band, representing the river, from which much of the Village's prosperity has been derived. The kingfisher is a local inhabitant, bearing a scroll of parchment or paper. First settled by Saxons, the ancient village of Sawston has boundaries which were established before those of the Kingdom itself. Well known since the eighteenth century for its leather, parchment and paper industries, the Village is still the largest in South Cambridgeshire, providing shopping facilities and employment for people in the surrounding area. In recognition of its origins (Sawston's ancient name being Selsingtona), Sawston is now twinned with Selsingen in Lower Saxony, Germany.

Reproduced by kind permission of Sawston Parish Council

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