Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Weathervane Wednesday ~ A Winged Horse in London

Weathervane Wednesday is an on-going series of photographs I post weekly.  I started out by publishing only weather vanes from the Londonderry area, but now I've been finding interesting weather vanes from all over New England.  Sometimes these weather vanes are whimsical, or historical, but all are very unique.  Often, my readers tip me off to some very special and unusual weather vanes.

Today's weather vane is from somewhere in London, England.

Do you know the location of weather vane #341?  Scroll down to see the answer...

This gilded Pegasus weather vane was photographed at the Inner Temple in London, England.  We were there to visit the Temple Church (see this blog post about the Templar Knight William Marshal, my 23rd great grandfather), when we spotted this pretty weather vane.  The Pegasus is the symbol of the Inner Temple since the sixteenth century.  The building you see here is No. 2 Crown Office Row inside the Inner Temple.   The Inner Temple is one of the four Inns of Court, the professional legal associations in England.

The College of Arms granted the Inner Temple the right to use the silver Pegasus on a blue background (Azure a Pegasus salient argent) for its crest in 1967. 

An explanation of the Pegasus symbol for the Inner Court: 

Click here to see all the previous Weathervane Wednesday posts!


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Weathervane Wednesday ~ A Winged Horse in London", Nutfield Genealogy, posted December 13, 2017, ( accessed [access date]). 

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