Flagdescription: two equally wide horizontal stripes of white and black.
This flag was not official, but was frequently used. The colors are
derived from (some of) the Coat of Arms.
Source: Sierksma's Nederlands Vlaggenboek (1962).
Sint Jansteen was a municipality with 4.000 inhabitants in Eastern
Zeeuws-Vlaanderen, south of Hulst. Settlements: Sint Jansteen (seat), Absdale,
Drie Hoefijzers, Heikant (part), Hoekje and Kapellebrug (part).
In 1170 Zeger, free lord of Gent, built a castle ("steen") with a chapel
devoted to St. John the baptist, from which originated the name St. Jan
ten Steene -> St. Jansteen. For centuries it belonged to the lords of Gent;
in recent times (c.18th c.) it became the domain of the van Hogendorp family.
It is close to the Belgian border.
Sint Jansteen Coat of Arms
by Jarig Bakker, 29 Oct 2004, after image in from the Koffie
Granted 31 Jul 1817.
Description: argent a building of natural colors and a base or charged
with a chain and stone noir.
This is a representation of "de Steen", the house of the free
lords of Sint-Jan-ten-Steene and Inghlosenberghe.
Sint Jansteen flagproposal (c. 1970)
by Jarig Bakker, 29 Oct 2004
proposal by Ir. A.J. Beenhakker (c.1970)
Flagproposal: add to the white field of the existing flag the castle
from the municipal arms.
<I've used the castle from the Koffie Hag Album Coat of arms>
Source: Anton Jansen's "Vlaggen"-magazine, #71, 1991, with proposals
for Zeeuws-Vlaanderen municipal flags by Ir. A.J. Beenhakker, courtesy
of Mr. Hans van Heijningen.
Jarig Bakker, 29 Oct 2004