ST8304 : Weather vane, Pamela Hambro Hall

taken 7 years ago, near to Winterborne Stickland, Dorset, Great Britain

Weather vane, Pamela Hambro Hall
Weather vane, Pamela Hambro Hall
The weather vane is to be found on the Pamela Hambro Hall ST8304 : The Pamela Hambro Hall, Winterborne Stickland

Weather vanes have always been more than just a wind direction device. Created by skilled craftsman, there is true artistic expression in the varied designs. Initially wood vanes were carved by carpenters or furniture makers, and iron, copper and tin ones were forged by the local blacksmith or tinsmith. In the 19th century weather vanes started to be mass-produced from moulds.

Because the Victorians were fond of ornament, by the 19th century, these silhouette weathervanes began to take on a wider range of subjects, from exotic animals, mythical creatures, sporting motifs, and even trade signs. Wrought iron finally gave way to the easily mass-produced cast iron vane. Unfortunately, this meant not only that the copper weathervane maker was becoming obsolete, but also that the unique character of the hand-made weathervane was being discarded for reasons of cost efficiency and repeatability.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 12 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 5 July, 2010
Category
Architectural detail > Weather vane   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 8311 0443 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:50.3489N 2:14.4741W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 8311 0443
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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