Diocese of St. Asaph

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DIOCESE OF SAINT ASAPH

Country : United Kingdom
Denomination : Anglican
Established : 560

Arms (crest) of Diocese of St. Asaph

Official blazon

Sable, two keys in saltire, wards upwards, argent.

Origin/meaning

The arms were recorded at the College of Arms in 1512.

The symbolism of the Keys is uncertain, they are not associated with the Name Saint. But they are found in the Seal of Robert Lancaster Bishop 1411-1433.
Earlier and sometimes later the Keys are replaced by two Croziers.


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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.