The answer is on this colourful coat of arms below the clock tower of Ashton's Market Hall.
I'm afraid I could not find out what this particular coat of arms is and what it is doing there. Nor could I find out why unicorns are featured. If anyone knows, please let me know through the comments.
It was not the coat of arms for Ashton - that was different and the shield from Ashton's coat of arms is carved in stone at the bottom of the photo.
Sorry that this post is not terribly informative but perhaps you will enjoy the mystery!
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