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Incorporated into : 1974 Ryedale

Arms (crest) of Malton

Official blazon

Arms : Argent three Bars Gules an Eagle displayed wings inverted Or pendent from the neck by a Guige an Escutcheon also Gules charged with a Cross patonce of the field on a Chief Azure three Roses Argent barbed and seeded proper.
Crest : Out of a Mural Crown Or a demi Griffin Argent gorged with a Collar Azure thereon three Crescents Or resting the sinister claw on the battlements of the crown and the dexter on an Escutcheon lozengy also Argent and Gules.
Motto: 'VETERA NOVAQUE TUERI' - To safeguard the old and the new.


The arms were officially granted on October 30, 1957 to Malton Urban District Council transferred to Malton Town Council 26th of July 1977.

The Shield represents the history Old and New Malton combined. The three red bars on the white field are from the arms of Malton Priory. The Golden Eagle of Rome indicates the Roman Station of Derventio on the present site of Malton. From his neck hangs the shield of William de Vesci, Lord of Malton, whose descendants continued in the Lordship for many generations. The blue chief with three York Roses is taken from the North Riding County Arms, and refers especially here to the three parishes of SS Michael and Leonard (New Malton) and St. Mary (Old Malton).

Above the shield is the closed helm proper to civic arms, with its decorative mantling in red and white, the colours of Malton Priory, the North Riding, de Vesci and Fitzwilliam. The walled crown represents Malton Castle. The white Griffin, with its collar of gold crescents on blue from the arms of the Wentworths and holding the Fitzwilliam shield denotes the later history of the Manors Old and New Malton.

The Motto is Vetera novaque tueri - To safeguard the old and the new. This suggests the Council's care of Old and New Malton and its concern with the town's ancient history and modern development.

Coat of arms (crest) of Malton

The arms as used on a JaJa postcard +/- 1905

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