Blazon: Per fess argent a cross of Calatrava gules and or a grill fesswise sable, in base a palm branch embowed proper
The grill is a symbol of St. Lawrence, the patron saint of the town, who was roasted to death. The first records of the town date back to 1588, when a group of peasants told King Felipe II that they were unable to attend Mass because they lived too far from a church.
Blazon: Argent on a fess gules between a vulture displayed sable and an olive branch fructed vert a molet of six points of the field
The name of the town derives from “horcajo” or “fork,” referring to its position at the joining of two streams. Records of the town date back to the fourteenth century. While olive cultivation is common in the region, I’m afraid I don’t have an explanation for the molet – or the vulture.
Blazon: Argent on a cross flory sable between in chief dexter two swords in saltire and sinister two keys in saltire, both azure and gules, five bezants
Crest: On a mural crown or a fountain between a branch of oak leaved and fructed and a branch of beech slipped proper
Supporters: On the dexter a lion sable and on the sinister a horse argent each with a cross formy fitchy pendant from a collar counterchanged
Mantling: Sable lined argent
Motto: Ad summa nitamur (Let us strive for perfection)
The cross flory comes from the arms of John Whitgift, Archbishop of Canterbury, by way of the County Borough of Croyden. The keys and swords refer to the Abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul. The fountain symbolizes the source of the River Wandle, and the white horse is from the arms of the Earls of Surrey.