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ALNWICK (District Council)

Additions : 1974 Alnwick UDC, Amble UDC and Rothbury RDC
Incorporated into : 2009 Northumberland

Arms (crest) of Alnwick

Official blazon


The arms were granted on February 2, 1976.

The arms are based on those of Northumberland County Council. Alnwick is the old county town of Northumberland. The ship in the crest refers to the coast of the district and the port at Amble. The cogwheel stands for modern industry and the crown for history. The arms are supported by stags for Rothbury Forest.

The motto is "Service with Justice".

Literature : Image and information provided by Laurence Jones