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Shropshire (England)

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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."

Flag Type: County Flag
Flag Date: 18th June 1896
Flag Designer: College of Arms
Adoption Route: Local Council
UK Design Code: UNKG7430
Aspect Ratio: 3:5
Pantone® Colours: Black, (Reflex) Blue , Yellow
Valentin Poposki, 2 July 2020

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