Oxfordshire

Flag Type:  County Flag
Flag Date:  1949
Flag Designer:  College of Arms
Adoption Route:  Traditional
UK Design Code:  UNKG7457
Aspect Ratio:  3:5
Pantone® Colours:  Blue 282, White, Red 186, Yellow 116
Certification:  Flag Institute Chief Vexillologist, Graham Bartram
Notes: 

A banner of arms of the former Oxfordshire county council which were granted in 1949, and subsequently used widely by organisations within Oxfordshire. The design features the Oxford ox head on white waves for the River Thames and Ox, between symbols for the county’s agriculture and woodland, all on an Oxford blue field.

The registration was supported by a number of these including the Oxfordshire Cricket Club, Oxfordshire Riding Club, Oxfordshire Hockey Association and Oxfordshire Army Cadet Force, Oxfordshire Home Guard Living History Group , Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Union of Golf Clubs, Oxfordshire County Pool, Oxford & District Anglers Association and a number of local community groups.

2 Responses to Oxfordshire

  1. Louis Baker 31 August 2018 at 8:27 pm #

    There’s way too much on this flag that it really distracts from the overall meaning. I’m not one to be that harsh but it’s quite ugly. In all Honesty they should have gone with St Frideswide’s cross for the flag for the county and left the flag without the Ox as the councils flag.

    • Taylor Gorsuch 13 October 2018 at 4:57 pm #

      I think the ox needed to be on the flag, given it’s wide use as a symbol of the county. The flag was presumably adopted in part because of the widespread use in the county of cruder forms of its design. I’ve never been keen on the cross proposal — a lot of the cross county flag look all much the same, this design has a distinguished look about it. As an Oxford man, I like the actual flag and have grown up seeing its design.

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