Flag of Monmouthshire
|Flag of Monmouthshire|
|Adopted||30 September 2011|
|Design||Per pale Azure and Sable three fleurs-de-lys Or|
|Designed by||Jason Saber for The Monmouthshire Association|
The Monmouthshire flag is the flag of the county of Monmouth. It was registered with the Flag Institute as the official flag of the county in 2011 although its origins date back to the 6th century.
The flag was identified by Jason Saber in 2010 who based his design on the arms used by the Monmouthshire County Council. These council arms themselves incorporated the shield attributed by mediæval heralds to King Inyr of the British Kingdom of Gwent, from which Monmouthshire, once known as Wentset and Wentsland, descends; this was formed of vertical black and blue divisions and bore three gold fleur de lys. The County Council of Monmouth was first granted its 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. On the flag the shade of blue was lightened to ensure better visibility and the detail of the fleur de lys was simplified, thereby making it more effective. It was a promoted by the Monmouthshire Association and following its use by local sporting and civic bodies, it received the sanction of the county council itself and was duly registered as the county flag by the Flag Institute in 2011.
The pantone colours for the flag are:
- Blue 300
- Yellow 108
The Monmouthshire flag flying at the Hood Memorial Hall, Devauden in 2011.
The Monmouthshire flag flying at the Llansantffraed Court Hotel, Clytha in 2012.
The Monmouthshire flag flying at Cwmbran Community Council offices on Monmouthshire Day, 25 September 2014.
- Flag Institute registration particulars
- The Monmouthshire Association - The Monmouthshire flag
- Monmouthshire Flag Facebook page
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