|Flag Type:||County Flag|
|UK Design Code:||UNKG7424|
|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:
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