skip to main content

ABC Flag Blog

All about county flags from the Association of British Counties

Historic Counties Blogs
Search for:


The “Severn Cross”, was the winner of a competition initiated by the county’s Sheriff to commemorate a millennium of the county’s existence. The flag comprises a cross of mid-blue, fimbriated (outlined) in cream (also described as a pale yellow), against an “apple green” background. It was designed by Jeremy Bentall, who is quoted as saying that the colours represent features typical of the landscape of Gloucestershire: “The green is representative of our rural county, the blue the River Severn and the yellow Cotswold Stone.” No specific explanation was given for the choice of a cross design, but obviously it is a popular pattern for English county flags.

Comments are closed.

Contact Us • Terms & Conditions • M Fielding Design Copyright © 2011- The Association of British Counties.