Essex

Flag Type:  County Flag
Flag Date:  C17th
Flag Designer:  Traditional
Adoption Route:  Traditional
UK Design Code:  UNKG7408
Aspect Ratio:  3:5
Pantone® Colours:  White, Red 186, Yellow 116
Certification:  Flag Institute Chief Vexillologist, Graham Bartram
Notes: 

The flag of Essex is ancient in origin and features three Saxon seaxes on a red field.

2 Responses to Essex

  1. Teraza 13 August 2013 at 10:37 am #

    Does anyone know WHY the flag is designed like this? Im fascinated by my new adopted city (Chelmsford).

    • Rhys Stevenson 12 September 2013 at 7:59 pm #

      The three seaxes are meant to show linkage between the historic county of Essex and it’s derivation of ‘East Saxons’. These three seaxes are supposed to be the coat of arms for the ancient kingdom of the East Saxons, meaning that Essex has Germanic origins.

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