NJ9304 : Bon Accord

taken 4 years ago, near to Kincorth, Aberdeen, Great Britain

Bon Accord
Bon Accord
Gules, three towers triple-towered within a double tressure flowered and counterflowered Argent; supporters: two leopards proper; motto: "bon accord." The magnificent achievement (coat of arms) of the City of Aberdeen in the Winter Gardens in Duthie Park. For a very(!) detailed account of the history of these arms, see The Armorial Ensigns of the Royal Burgh of Aberdeen by John Cruickshank (publ. 1888), available for free within 30 seconds from archive.org (isn't the Internet wonderful). After several rounds of local government reorgansiation from the 1970s onwards, the shield is supposed to be topped by a "coronet appropriate to a statutory council or city" to be consistent with other local authority crests, but Aberdeen has refused to include this innovation.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 28 April, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 19 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Public buildings and spaces  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 9377 0454 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:7.9039N 2:6.2730W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 9378 0453
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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