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Heraldically, our crest is described as "Paly of six gules and azure on a chevron argent three cross crosslet or;

on the top of the chevron is a mitre wrought or."


This was the crest of a native of Westbury-on-Trym, John Carpenter, D.D. who was Provost of Oriel College, Oxford 1428-1444 and Chancellor of the University of Oxford, 1437.


Bishop Carpenter, elected See of Worcester in 1448, conceived so geat a regard for Westbury as to make the name part of his designation, enacting that himself and each successor should be styled Bishop of Worcester and Westbury.  He enlarged and rebuilt the College, in College Road, surrounding it with a turreted and castellated wall and thereby adding to its castle-like appearance.  The mitre and square on this crest can be seen to this day on the middle roof boss in the basement of the College Tower.


Bishop Carpenter died at Westbury-on-Trym and is buried in the Chancel of the adjacent Collegiate Church, where his tomb is still to be seen.

The Westbury Harriers Crest