By Letters Patent dated 16 October, 1950 the Garter Principal King of Arms, the Clareceux King of Arms and the Norroy and Ulster King of Armsin in pursuance of the Warrant of His Grace The Most Noble Bernard Marmaduke Duke of Norfolk, Earl Marshal and Hereditary Marshal of England, did grant and assign unto the Droylsden Urban District Council the Arms following, that is to say:
Or three Benlets enhanced Vert in base a Lamb passant proper supporting a Cross-staff flying a Pennon Argent charged with a Cross Pattee Gules.
The Arms granted to the township in 1950 incorporate the Arms of the Byron family, to which the famous poet Lord Byron belonged, who were Lords of the Manor of Droylsden. Clayton Hall, the early home of the Byron's and its moat still exists along side St Cross Church, Clayton, though now part of Manchester. Added to these is the Holy Lamb, the emblem of the Moravian Church.
Motto: By Concord and Industry