Flag of Monmouthshire

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Monmouthshire
Flag of Monmouthshire.svg
Proportion3:5
Adopted30 September 2011
DesignPer pale Azure and Sable three fleurs-de-lys Or
Designed byThe Monmouthshire Association

The Monmouthshire flag (Welsh: Baner Sir Fynwy) is the flag of the historic county of Monmouth. It was registered with the Flag Institute as the official flag of the county in 2011[1] although its origins date back to the 6th century.

History[edit]

The arms are those attributed by mediæval heralds to King Inyr of the Welsh Kingdom of Gwent, from which Monmouthshire, once known as Wentset and Wentsland, descends. The County Council of Monmouth were first granted the arms in 1948 and they have been incorporated into the arms of other bodies over the succeeding years. This is a pattern long associated with Monmouthshire and it is also used today in the shield of the Diocese of Monmouth and in those of Monmouthshire Council, Blaenau Gwent Council and the Monmouthshire County RFC.

Design[edit]

The pantone colours for the flag are:

  • Black
  • Blue 300
  • Yellow 108

Armorial banner[edit]

Monmouthshire Council, which administers the principal area of Monmouthshire in the eastern part of the county, uses a white banner charged with its coat of arms.[2]

Gallery[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Monmouthshire Flag Registered". Association of British Counties. 30 September 2011. Archived from the original on 11 September 2012.
  2. ^ http://dev.tinternvillage.co.uk/news/monmouthshire-county-council-flag-lowered-over-county-hall-for-final-time/