Wadham College (Oxford University)

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Official blazon

Gules, a chevron between three roses argent barbed and seeded proper, impaling Gules, a bend Or between two escallops argent.

Origin/meaning

These arms are not officially granted.

Nicholas Wadham died before founding his College, but his purpose was carried out by his widow, Dorothy Wadham. The foundation stone was laid on the site of the house of the Austin Friars in 1610, and the Society was founded in 1612. The arms used are those of Wadham.


The arms on a tobacco card, (1922)


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