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Shropshire (England)

Last modified: 2012-10-08 by rob raeside
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[Flag for Shropshire] image by Jason Saber, 8 September 2012

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Description of the flag

Shropshire flag is now included in the UK Flag Registry.

Described on the Registry as "traditional", designed by the College of Arms, the flag is ratio 3:5 and described as "The design is a banner of the county council arms which were awarded in 1895. The leopards' faces, fondly referred to as loggerheads locally, are a traditional emblem for Shropshire (also known as Salop) and have historically evolved from the lions heads on the Shrewsbury town arms which themselves were first recorded in 1623." Pantone Colours are Black, Blue 286, and Yellow 109

Commercial flag

[Flag for Shropshire] located by Ian MacDonald, 14 July 2010


This flag is being marketed for Shropshire. records:

The coat of arms shows three lions or leopards on a blue and yellow shield (the same colours as Shrewsbury Town F.C.)

Many thanks to Liz Woodall who writes "What I can tell you is that the three heads are known in the county as loggerheads (leopard's heads), and there is a small town of the same name on the Shropshire/ Staffordshire border."  And she goes on to say that the coat of arms was developed by the county council in 1896.

An ermine W extending to the edges, white along the edges, and three yellow lion heads on blue triangles "inside" the W.
Ian MacDonald
, 14 July 2010