Wiltshire

Flag Type:  County Flag
Flag Date:  1st December 2009
Flag Designer:  Mike Prior
Adoption Route:  Local Council
UK Design Code:  UNKG7419
Aspect Ratio:  3:5
Pantone® Colours:  White, Green 347, Gold 873
Certification:  Flag Institute Chief Vexillologist, Graham Bartram
Notes: 

A Great Bustard (Otis tarda) is depicted in gold on a solid green circle to represent the open grassland. The border of the circle, in six sections alternating green and white, represents the stone circles of Stonehenge and Avebury in the county. The six portions also represent the six surrounding counties of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Hampshire, Dorset and Somerset.

3 Responses to Wiltshire

  1. George Pilkington 5 November 2016 at 2:53 pm #

    “The six portions also represent the six surrounding counties of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Hampshire, Dorset and Somerset.”

    Does Wiltshire border Oxfordshire? I didn’t think it did.

    • Rick 3 November 2019 at 9:51 am #

      Historically it didn’t but since 1974 Shrivenham and a few other Swindon suburbs have been in Oxfordshire rather than Berkshire. Even before 1974, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire were only separated by a couple of miles (in the Lechlade area), so they were still somewhat “surrounding counties”.

  2. Adrian 31 December 2018 at 10:14 am #

    This is an heraldic abortion.
    Wiltshire Council had a perfectly good flag (green and white bars) which for some reason they disallowed the citizens of Wiltshire to fly.
    Hence this.

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