In this section you can find the crests of almost 2400 settlements of Hungary with notes. Find the starting letter of the settlement in the list and click if you want to see it.
(The County of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén)
Shield erect and party per pale with a wavy bend or. Base is curved to a point. In chief azure on a mound vert the charge of a two-towered castle argent is borne and in each upper corner of the chief a bunch of grapes is depicted, both or. In base vert the depiction of a modern church argent is borne encouped.
It is not part of the shield itself but below it on a wavy bend vert the name of the settlement is inscribed in letters or.
Although individually the charges in Cserépváralja’s coat of arms might also appear in the emblems of several other Hungarian settlements, they all meet the most significant requirement of any emblem in civic heraldry, that is they are recognised by the inhabitants of the village as their own symbol and are widely used in the inhabitants’daily life.
The coat of arms of Cserépváralja is a typical one in the group of recently designed rural emblems. It emphasises the most significant characteristic features of the village and at the samer time it also strives to describe the settlement as authentically as possible. All this is done by considering the general rules of heraldry.
The two-towered castle which is borne in the chief is a typical feature of the so-called canting arms and it is a reference to ’cserépvár’, a word, which also occurs in the name of the settlement. Thus the charge of the castle is a symbol of local history. In base a modern church is depicted and it is a reference to the settlement’s contemporary life.
The charges of agricultural plants or fruits play a significant role in the coats of arms of Hungarian settlements. The two golden bunches of grapes flanking the charge of the castle are to symbolise viniculture, a common agricultural.activity in many Hungarian villages.