Diocese of Norwich

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Country : United Kingdom
Denomination : Anglican (until 1558 Roman Catholic)

Established : 630 as Diocese of Elmham
Renamed in 1017 to Diocese of Thetford
Renamed in 1091 to Diocese of Norwich

Arms (crest) of Diocese of Norwich

Official blazon

Azure, three mitres, two and one, Or.


The arms were recorded at the College of Arms.

The arms are first found on the seal of William Bateman (1341-57). The meaning is not fully clear. They may refer to the attributed arms of the royal house of East Anglia, but another explanation states that they may possibly represent the union in the See of Norwich of the Bishoprics of Thetford, Dunwich and Elmham in the 11th century.

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