ST7049 : Weather vane, Upper Vobster

taken 9 years ago, near to Vobster, Somerset, Great Britain

Weather vane, Upper Vobster
Weather vane, Upper Vobster
Interesting galleon weather vane on one of the older village houses.
The word 'vane' comes from the Anglo-Saxon word 'fane', meaning 'flag'. Originally, fabric pennants would show archers the direction of the wind. Later, the cloth flags were replaced by metal ones, decorated with the nobleman's coat of arms. It was understood that shifts in the wind often indicated changes in the weather. Cardinal points were not added until several centuries later.
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Date Taken
Monday, 16 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 22 March, 2009
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Architectural detail > Weather vane   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 704 495 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:14.6342N 2:25.4744W
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 704 495
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