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

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From A Grammar of English Heraldry, pg. 20

In fig. 55, “scallops” may be termed “escallops”, and the position “swimming” in fig. 57 is more usually called “naiant”, and “rased” (fig. 58) may also be seen as “erased”.