The Flag of Devon
is the flag
of the English
county of Devon
. It is dedicated to Saint Petroc
, a local saint with numerous dedications throughout the West Country
and particularly in Devon. It is notable for its creation through two web-based poll
The flag was created in 2003 after two polls run by the BBC Devon website, the winning design taking 49% of the votes cast. The design was created by student Ryan Sealey.
Since its launch in 2003, the Devon Flag has gained popularity, and in October 2006 it gained "official" recognition when Devon County Council raised the flag outside County Hall. Although the Devon Flag is a new invention, the colours of the flag are those popularly identified with Devon (e.g. the colours of its Rugby Union
team, Exeter University
and Plymouth Argyle F.C.
). Lord Exmouth
flew a dark green flag with white circles at the Bombardment of Algiers
(now on view at the Teign Valley Museum).
The Devon Flag is made of three colours — green (Pantone
348), black and white. The green represents the colour of the rolling and lush Devon hills, the black represents the high and windswept moors (Dartmoor
) and the white represents both the salt spray of Devon's two coastlines and the China Clay
industry (and mining in general). The placement of... Read More