Flag of Shropshire

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Shropshire
Flag of Shropshire.svg
Proportion 3:5
Adopted March 2012
Variant banner of arms

The Shropshire flag is the recently adopted county flag of Shropshire. It was registered with the Flag Institute in March 2012.

History[edit]

The flag is a banner of the arms of the former Shropshire (or Salop) County Council which were awarded in 1895. The jaguars' faces, fondly referred to as "loggerheads" locally,[citation needed] are a traditional emblem for Shropshire (and several of its towns) and have historically evolved from the loggerheads[1] on the Shrewsbury town arms, themselves first recorded in 1623. This originates presumably[original research?] in the practice of carving some such motif on the head of the log used as a battering ram. The "gold" erminois aspect differentiates the county arms/flag from those of its county town.[2]

The flag (with the short-lived "white" ermine pattern instead of the erminois) was flown above the Department for Communities and Local Government in April 2011 as part of a scheme to promote traditional English counties.[3][2]

Design[edit]

Erminois, three piles issuant two from chief and one from base each bearing a jaguar's head.

The Pantone colours for the flag are:

  • Dark Blue
  • Yellow
  • Black

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