Worcester College Oxford N/A

Worcester College stands on the site of Gloucester College, the Oxford home of the Benedictines from 1283 until the Reformation. After the Reformation the buildings were first used as a Bishop's Palace for the first Bishop of Oxford. At his death, Sir Thomas White bought them as a hall of residence for his new foundation, St John's College, when they were known as Gloucester Hall, or St John the Baptist Hall. In 1714, Sir Thomas Cookes, 2nd Baronet, bought Gloucester Hall and converted it into Worcester College. The college uses the arms and crest of the founder.

Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Worcester College Oxford (Stamp 1) Helmet: Baronet
Crest: Out of a mural crown an arm in armour embowed holding a short sword in bend
Arms: Two chevrons between six martlets, three two and one the hand of Ulster in chief point (Sir Thomas Cookes Bart)
Heraldic Charges: chevrons (2) between, Heraldic Charges: arm, Heraldic Charges: coronet, mural, out of a, Heraldic Charges: martlets (6), Heraldic Charges: sword, Heraldic Charges: hand of Ulster