Shropshire

Flag Type:  County Flag
Flag Date:  18th June 1896
Flag Designer:  College of Arms
Adoption Route:  Local Council
UK Design Code:  UNKG7430
Aspect Ratio:  3:5
Pantone® Colours:  Black, (Reflex) Blue , Yellow
Certification:  Flag Institute Chief Vexillologist, Graham Bartram
Notes: 

The design is a banner of the county council arms which were awarded in 1895. The leopards faces, fondly referred to as loggerheads locally, are a traditional emblem for Shropshire (also known as Salop) and have historically evolved from the lions heads on the Shrewsbury town arms which themselves were first recorded in 1623.

6 Responses to Shropshire

  1. John Best 18 August 2014 at 7:38 pm #

    I have been told logger comes from welsh for English,lodge,and the heads were originally three Englishmens heads.any truth in this?

  2. Martin Goldstraw 31 October 2014 at 2:44 pm #

    No, there is no truth in this. The three gold lions’ faces on blue, are from the arms of the former Borough of Shrewsbury, which were first recorded 1623. They are thought to be derived from the Royal Lions in a 13th Century seal, and the colours are those of Roger de Montgomery, Earl of Shrewsbury.

  3. Nick Glazzard 29 April 2015 at 1:43 pm #

    Where can i get a high quality digital image of this flag?

    • John Yates 12 September 2015 at 4:22 am #

      Use this image from the Flag Institute. Some copies have a computer error which has not been corrected, but this one has. (Unfortunately I have an 8 foot version of the flag which does have this error! Having spent a lot of effort to get the flag adopted I am a little disappointed!)

    • John Yates 9 January 2016 at 10:45 pm #

      http://www.flaginstitute.org/wp/flags/shropshire/

  4. Nick Glazzard 29 April 2015 at 1:45 pm #

    The blue and yellow reminds me of the coat of arms for the first earl of the Marches with blue and yellow chevrons….

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