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Incorporated into: 1974 High Peak

Arms (crest) of Buxton

Official blazon

Arms : Vert the Rod of Aesculapius Or within an Orle of eight Fountains.
Crest : On a Wreath of the Colours upon a Rock a Buck at gaze proper.
Motto: 'BENEDICITE FONTES DOMINE' - O all ye springs, bless ye the Lord.


The arms were officially granted on January 31, 1917.

The heraldic fountains represent Buxton's eight thermal springs, and the rod of Aesculapius, the demigod of medicine and healing in ancient Greek mythology, indicates their healing properties.

The buck refers both to the name of the town and the Dukes of Devonshire, to whom the town owes much of its development.

Arms (crest) of Buxton

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

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