TF0433 : Church of St Andrew, Pickworth: Weather vane

taken 4 years ago, near to Pickworth, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Church of St Andrew, Pickworth: Weather vane
Church of St Andrew, Pickworth: Weather vane
A 14th century spire on the tower is topped with this elegant weather vane
Church of St Andrew, Pickworth, Lincolnshire
The church of St Andrew is a grade I listed building whose oldest identifiable features are from the 12th century. It is well known for the Medieval wall paintings discovered in 1947.

The nave and chancel were rebuilt in the decorated style by the Pickworth family in 1358, though the tower is older. It is probable that the broached spire dates from the 1358 rebuild.

The south door and rood screen are 14th century, as are the pews. The rood screen survived the iconoclasts, less its decorative canopy and upper pulpit. A new canopy was made for the screen in 1966, the four hundredth anniversary of the destruction. This work was done by a Mr J.H. Palin, and the guide book points out that both Mr Palin and the original carver were left handed.

There is a statue of Mary Magdalene dating from 1380, recovered but headless from where it was hidden from the iconoclasts. It was re-erected in the 19th century.

See the English Heritage listing at LinkExternal link and the church's own web site at LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Saturday, 27 June, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 29 June, 2015
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
Primary Subject of Photo
Weather Vane 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 044 336 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:53.4214N 0:26.9833W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 044 336
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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