Dukinfield

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DUKINFIELD

Incorporated into : 1974 Tameside

Arms (crest) of Dukinfield

Official blazon

Arms : Quarterly Azure and Argent a Cross pointed and voided quarterly of the last and Sable between in the first quarter a Raven close proper and the fourth a Garb both Or.
Crest : Out of a Crown palisado Or a cubit Arm vested Azure cuff Argent hand proper holding an Escutcheon of the second charged with a Sun in splendour of the first between two Ostrich Feathers of the third.
Motto: 'INTEGRITY'

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on March 24, 1900.

The arms and crest are based upon the arms of the Dukinfield family. The raven is know locally as a docken is a rebus and the wheatsheaf is from the arms of the Cheshire County.

The palisado crown is a symbol of civic government, an alternative to the more familiar mural crown. The feathers are from the heraldry of the Princes of Wales, Earls of Chester.


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Literature : Information from Scott-Giles, 1953, Biggs, 1971 and here