The word " crozier " or " crosier " represents the O.
Taylor, Archaeologia, lii., " On the Use of the Terms Crosier, Pastoral Staff and Cross ").
According to the story St Patrick overthrew the idol, and one of the lives of the saint states that the mark of his crosier might still be seen on the stone.
The gold crosier recalls Sawley Abbey, indicating the important part it played in the social and economic life of the district.
sejant erect argent gorged with a Collar wavy Azure and supporting an Abbot's Crosier Gules headed Sable.