Flag Type:  County Flag
Flag Date:  4th December 1951
Flag Designer:  College of Arms
Adoption Route:  Local Council
UK Design Code:  UNKG7401
Aspect Ratio:  3:5
Pantone® Colours:  Red 485, Yellow 109
Certification:  Flag Institute Chief Vexillologist, Graham Bartram

Northumberland County Council encourages its people to fly the banner of the Council’s arms. The decision was made in November 1995. The historical county of Northumberland includes the city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

7 Responses to Northumberland

  1. Angela 11 February 2018 at 10:34 am #

    Is this design copyrighted? Can I make small items (pot holders, tissue holders etc) using this design?

    • George Wilkinson 5 May 2018 at 1:41 pm #

      All flag designs registered with the Flag Institute are released into the public domain.

  2. Steve 19 September 2018 at 10:12 pm #

    This design is Ogham script [turn 90% counter clockwise]. The designated letter is “SW” and the associated tree is Straif (Blackthorn). The pattern is played putter-patter style, four beats on each of whichever two drum setup is used, i.e. I communicate Ogham scripts via bongos. Ogham is the original written language of the British Isles before the Roman invasion.

  3. John Chapman 4 February 2019 at 3:46 pm #

    The historical county of Northumberland has not included Newcastle upon Tyne since it was granted County Corporate status in 1400

    • Adrian Brattle 9 September 2019 at 11:26 pm #

      It all depends on that Northumberland county definition are you referring to?
      Newcastle upon Tyne came under the Lord lieutenancy county of northumberland until 1974

    • Adrian Brattle 10 September 2019 at 8:11 am #

      All county flags on this website has been certified to represent the whole historic county under all circumstances.

      Corporate counties are a separate issue.

  4. Adrian 10 September 2019 at 1:01 pm #

    Historic county of Northumberland by definition also includes the area that came in County corporate of city of Newcastle upon Tyne.

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