Craig-y-Dorth, Monmouthshire

Flag Type:  Village Flag
Flag Date:  24th September 2013
Flag Designer:  Philip Tibbetts and Andrew Tuggey
Adoption Route:  Public Vote
Aspect Ratio:  3:5
Pantone® Colours:  Blue 286, Red 186, Yellow 109
Certification:  Flag Institute Chief Vexillologist, Graham Bartram

The flag shows two golden wyverns couchant facing each other as in battle; one on a blue background and the other on a red background. The wyvern – forerunner of the Welsh dragon – appeared on the battle standard of Owain Glyndŵr, Prince of Wales. In 1404, Glyndŵr’s army won an engagement with Henry IV’s troops from Monmouth Castle at the Battle of Craig-y-Dorth which took place on the west side of the Craig-y-Dorth feature. The blue background on the flag represents the blue of the old Kingdom of Gwent, which also appears in the Monmouthshire flag and the red background is taken from Glyndŵr’s battle standard. Craig-y-Dorth is Welsh for “hill like a loaf” and the locus is represented on the flag by the inverted yellow triangle within which sits a red heraldic loaf.

3 Responses to Craig-y-Dorth, Monmouthshire

  1. Patrick Field 29 September 2013 at 12:56 pm #

    As a resident of the hamlet of Craig-y-Dorth I’d like to thank Andrew Tuggey for his efforts to get the flag idea off the ground. I must erect a pole in my garden forthwith. The picture of the flag looks great and offers a subject for conversation – breaks the ice at parties. 😀

  2. Janet 27 December 2013 at 9:05 am #

    Can you buy this flag

  3. Andrew Tuggey 29 May 2017 at 9:50 am #

    Using the Flag Institute reference and description, a Craig-y-Dorth flag may be ordered from any good flag manufacturer.

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