Flag Type:  County Flag
Flag Date:  C17th
Flag Designer:  Traditional
Adoption Route:  Traditional
UK Design Code:  UNKG7424
Aspect Ratio:  3:5
Pantone® Colours:  Blue 286, Yellow 109
Certification:  Flag Institute Chief Vexillologist, Graham Bartram

The Sussex Flag is a community flag proclaiming the unique identity of this historic English county.

The flag displays the traditional emblem of Sussex (six gold martlets on an azure field). Its origins are now thought to lie in the personal heraldry of the high Middle Ages. However, its first recorded use to represent the county dates back to 1611/12. On a map depicting the seven kingdoms of the Anglo-Saxon heptarchy,* cartographer John Speed twice deployed the device to indicate the kingdom of the South Saxons.

* In Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine (first printed 1611-12).

The following communities in Sussex have registered flags:


Town Flag


Town Flag


Town Flag

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