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image by Jens Pattke, 8 May 2010
Flag not confirmed by photographic evidence.
Grouville (French language: Grouville, Jèrriais: Grouville) is one of the twelve parishes of Jersey in the Channel Islands. The parish is in the south east of the island and is dominated by the broad sweep of the Royal Bay of Grouville.
The parish of Grouville shares, with the neighbouring parish of Saint Martin, a dedication to Saint Martin of Tours. The ecclesiastical parish and parish church are dedicated to "Saint Martin de Grouville" to distinguish them from the parish of Saint Martin (historically 'Saint Martin le Vieux'). Louis XI believed that the Kings of Hungary were descended from St Martin, born in Hungary. Their arms of 8 bars of red and silver were placed on the saint's shrine in the Cathedral of Tours. Grouville's emblem shows the full 8 bars, whilst St Martin has only 7.
The parish flag is white and covered with the Parish crest. The crest shows
eight alternate bands of silver and red, including four red bands.
Jens Pattke, 8 May 2010