Nenthead (Cumberland)

Flag Type:  Village Flag
Flag Date:  11th May 2014
Flag Designer:  Philip Tibbetts
Adoption Route:  Village Council
Aspect Ratio:  3:5
Pantone® Colours:  Green 354, Black, White
Certification:  Flag Institute Chief Vexillologist, Graham Bartram

The Nenthead Flag is a community flag proclaiming the unique identity of this Cumberland village.

The triangle issuing from the hoist firstly recalls the name of the village by symbolising the top of the River Nent valley. Secondly the triangle also refers to the fact that the nearby Knowbury Hill is the eastern-most point of the historic county of Cumberland – the shade of green being the same as that in the Cumberland flag. Upon the triangle is placed the eight-pointed star of Quakerism to recall the origins of the town. Below the green triangle are a series of black and white hoops which depicts the streams of lead (black) and silver (white – argent ‘silver’ in heraldic terminology) that lie beneath the area and upon which the industry of the village was built.

The following communities in Cumberland have registered flags: Penrith, Nenthead and Wreay.

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