YORKSHIRE. Has no armorial bearings. The arms of the city of York formerly did duty when County insignia were wanted, but upon the formation of the County Councils for the different Ridings of the County, the West Riding simply assumed the design of the White Rose of York for its seal. The North Riding invented a coat-of-arms for theirs, namely, argent, a cross gules on a chief azure three roses of the field.
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