Canvey Island's Coat of Arms
First granted in 1971
Canvey’s Coat of Arms was first granted to Canvey’s Urban Council in 1971 has recently been adopted by the New Town Council and information about the council can be found here .
At the top is the Dutch Cottage. The sea wall is represented by the inner golden escutcheon. The inside is embattled to show the reinforcement. The white wavy lines on a blue background show the River Thames and the white droplets are related to the salt extraction. The green lozenge shape is the island and the fat-tailed sheep and the oyster shells show the past industry.
The motto ‘Ex Mare Dei Gratia’ means ‘From the sea by the Grace of God’