Weather vane

This weather vane was used as target practice during the Civil War in Exeter.The dents are said to have been made by musket balls. It originally sat on top of the city's North Gate until this was demolished in 1769, after which it was moved to the Quay. It was brought back to the site of the North Gate in 1897 for the celebrations of Queen Victoria's Jubilee. A replica now stands on the Iron Bridge.
Accession Loan No.
Simple Name
weather vane
Full Name
Wyvern weather vane
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Common Name
weather vane
metal; paint
Period Classification
Post Medieval (1500-1750)
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
Collection Contintent
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Town
Collection County
Collection Site Name
North Gate, Exeter
Family Group

length 945 mm; H 545 mm; depth 5 mm
Created At
2016-10-13 15:45:53
Updated At
2020-01-28 11:44:37

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