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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.


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