Otley Association

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OTLEY ASSOCIATION

Arms of Otley Association

Official blazon

Azure three Towers two and one Argent, in chief two Keys in saltire Or, their wards upwards.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on October 5, 1798.

The Otley Armed Association was formed 1797 by Rev. James Bailey to provide a home defence force when there was Napoleonic invasion threat. This Association (unusually) achieved a grant of arms that was later taken over and used by the Otley Urban District Council.


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