SP0600 : Weathervane, Church of St Michael and All Angels, Harnhill

taken 7 years ago, near to Harnhill, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

Weathervane, Church of St Michael and All Angels, Harnhill
Weathervane, Church of St Michael and All Angels, Harnhill
The weathervane appears to be a representation of a dragon. Perhaps this is a reference to the story of St Michael and the Dragon which is described in the tympanum over the main door LinkExternal link
Church of St Michael and All Angels, Harnhill
By Brian Robert Marshall

The tiny and relatively unadorned Norman church dates from the late 13th century. The tower is relatively unusual for these parts in having a pitched stone-tiled roof. Possibly the tower was a bell cote. The tower was altered in the 18th century. There is a similar example almost 40 kilometres south in Wiltshire LinkExternal link which is plainly a bell cote. The church underwent restoration in 1909.

Inside the church is a list of rectors of the church from 1302 to 1969. It can be seen here LinkExternal link

Not all the rectors were pillars of rectitude. One was described as “a suttel man, an untrew man, a craftye fellow and a perjured man” before being unfrocked.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 17 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 18 June, 2010
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Architectural detail > Weather vane   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0693 0044 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:42.1596N 1:54.0672W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0693 0044
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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