SU1528 : Weather vane, Britford

taken 7 years ago, near to Britford, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Weather vane, Britford
Weather vane, Britford
The weather vane is to be found on the garage of the Cheese House.

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
Sunday, 12 February, 2012   (more nearby)
Sunday, 12 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Housing, Dwellings 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1559 2838 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:3.2733N 1:46.7367W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1559 2838
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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