Wadhurst (Sussex)

Flag Type:  Town Flag
Flag Date:  25 September 2019
Flag Designer:  Paul Eldridge with Brady Ells
Adoption Route:  Wadhurst Parish Council
UK Design Code:  UNKG7543
Aspect Ratio:  3:5
Pantone® Colours:  Green 356, Gold 137, White
Certification:  Flag Institute Chief Vexillologist, Graham Bartram
Notes: 

The Wadhurst Flag is a community flag proclaiming the unique identity of this Sussex town and its people.

The Wadhurst Flag displays a green field evoking the town’s rural nature.

A golden-orange section, forming a ‘W’ for Wadhurst,  recalls the historic iron industry and the mineral colour of local streams. It also symbolises the hills, steep valleys and meandering streams of the surrounding High Weald.

Between the arms of the ‘W’ lie three estoiles (wavy stars) derived from the Courthope arms. The Courthope family owned the Whiligh Estate that covered much of Wadhurst. This estate also produced the oak used for Westminster Hall’s famous hammer-beam roof (1398-1401), the largest medieval timber roof in Europe.

The following communities in Sussex have registered flags: Bexhill, Heathfield and Wadhurst.

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