Arms of Springfield Parish Council, England

Springfield Parish

Granted 1995?

Blazon: Vert on a fess wavy between in chief three seaxes conjoined in pile reversed argent pommels and hilts or between two millrinds and in base a garb of the last, a bar wavy azure

Crest: On a wreath or and vert on a mount vert in front of a representation of the tower of All Saints Church Springfield between two poplar trees proper a plow or

Mantling: Vert lined or

Arms of Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council, England

Granted 1974 (?)

Blazon: Vert on a pale wavy argent a roach hauriant proper all within a bordure or charged with six roses gules barbed and seeded proper

Crest: On a wreath of the colors between two cotton sprigs a woolpack charged with a fleece proper banded or above a fer-de-moline in fess sable

Mantling: Vert lined argent

Supporters: On the dexter an eagle wings addorsed and inverted or gorged with a riband pendant therefrom by a ring a ram’s head argent; on the sinister a falcon wings addorsed and inverted or gorged with a like riband pendant therefrom by a ring of the first a molet of five points pierced sable

Miscellaneous heraldic charges

From Inquiries into the Origin and Process of the Science of Heraldry in England by James Dallaway, p454

Left to right, top to bottom (click on the name for more examples of each):

The maunch, an often-stylized representation of a lady’s sleeve, which were often given as favors at tournaments.

The fer-de-moline, or mill-rind, a small piece of iron which supported the millstone.

The goblet. Those shown here are covered, though that is not always the case.

The clarion, or rest. It is not at all clear what this figure is supposed to represent. The older heraldic writers, beginning with Guillim, called it a clarion, or part of a pipe organ. However, it is more commonly called a rest, though whether it is a spear-rest or an organ-rest is not clear.