Diocese of Ely

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DIOCESE OF ELY

Country : United Kingdom
Denomination : Anglican
Established : 1109

Arms (crest) of Diocese of Ely

Official blazon

Gules three Ducal Coronets two and one Or.

Origin/meaning

The arms were recorded at the College of Arms.

The earlist recorded use of this Arms is by Bishop William de Luda in 1290. They are those assigned to S. Etheldreda, Queen of Northumbria and founder of the
Abbery of Ely, in whose honour the Cathedral is dedicated.


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Literature : Image from Wills's Arms of the Bishopric. McCarthy: Armoria Sedium; E.E. Dorling: Heraldry of the Church a Handbook.