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Incorporated into: 1966 Dudley

Arms (crest) of Coseley

Official blazon

Arms : Chequy Or and Azure a Chevron Gules charged with a Stafford Knot Or on a Chief Sable three Cressets of the first fired proper.
Crest : Within a Palisado Crown Or a Mount Vert thereon a representation of Sedgley Beacon Tower proper; Mantled Azure doubled Or.


The arms were officially granted on May 2, 1951.

The chequers are from the arms of the Ward family, who held the Manor, and the red chevron and Stafford knot are from the arms of the Staffordshire CC. The black chief alludes to the industry of the Black Country with special reference to mineral workings and tarmacadam, and the cressets represent blast furnaces.

Sedgely beacon-tower, which forms the crest, is a familiar landmark owned by the Council.

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Literature : Scott-Giles, 1953, image from David Hale