Flag of Cheshire
|Adopted||10 April 2013|
|Design||Azure a Sword erect between three Garbs Or|
The Cheshire flag is the flag of the County Palatine of Chester. It was registered by the Flag Institute on 10 April 2013, the design being a banner of arms of the former Cheshire County Council, granted on 3 May 1938.
On the flag are three golden sheaves of wheat and a golden blade on a blue background. The design has been associated with the Earldom of Chester since the 12th century, and has been used in the coat of arms of Chester since at least 1560.
The flag has been flown alongside the Union Flag above the Department for Communities and Local Government. Stockport County have had a Cheshire Flag Day to commemorate Stockport's roots in the historic county of Chester.
The wheat sheaves and blue background are incorporated into the logo for Cheshire West and Chester Council and the wheat sheaves are incorporated into the logo for Cheshire East Council. Additionally the logo of Stockport County F.C. features the three golden sheaves of wheat and golden blade on a blue background as its Escutcheon.
- Association of British Counties – County flag proposals Accessed 13 January 2012
- Communities and Local Government – Cheshire flag to fly at Department for Communities and Local Government Date 10 October 2012. Accessed 13 February 2012
- Stockport County official website – Cheshire Flag Day Date 8 April 2011. Accessed 13 February 2012