University College (Durham University)

From Heraldry of the World
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Heraldry of the World
United Kingdom.jpg
British heraldry portal
Civic heraldry of the United Kingdom


Country: United Kingdom
Campus/location : Durham

Coat of arms (crest) of University College (Durham University)

Official blazon

Arms: Azure, a cross patonce Or between four lions rampant argent; on a chief of the last a cross of St. Cuthbert sable between two Durham mitres gules.
Motto: Non nobis solum


The arms were officially granted on May 29, 1912.

The arms commemorate the founding of the college by the bishop of Durham. The blue field with the gold cross and four lions are the arms of the Diocese of Durham, the mitres represent the bishop and St. Cuthbert's cross is included as Durham cathedral is dedicated to, and is the resting place of St. Cuthbert. The cathedral and University College (housed in Durham Castle) sit opposite one another across a green.

Follow us on

Contact us
Support the site:

Click on the image to see how to support the site !

Literature: Information by Keith Barrow