“Kingston was an important royal manor by the time of Domesday Book, which declared that it had a church, five mills and three salmon fisheries; the borough badge (coat of arms) has an escutcheon charged with three salmon on an azure field.”
“These three salmon are the ancient coat of arms of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, recorded in 1572 and 1623. The fish represent the three fisheries mentioned in the Domesday book.”
Arms : Azure three Salmon naiant in pale Argent finned and tailed Gules.
The arms were recorded in 1572, and regranted on March 7, 1966.
The three salmon probably indicate the fisheries in the Thames river.”